274702 Public health and alcohol: Corporate influence on regulation

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Sarah Mart, MS, MPH , Research & Policy, Alcohol Justice, San Rafael, CA
Although a legal product, alcohol is associated with numerous public health problems. Efforts of public health advocates to restrict or regulate the sales and availability of alcohol are generally met with resistance from the alcohol industry, which is able to vastly outspend the public health community. This presentation will explain the efforts of the alcohol industry in regulatory processes, and help inform public health advocates of important considerations for working on policy. Many of these efforts are applicable to other legal products.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe the role of the alcohol industry in policy and regulations Explain strategies that can help public health advocates inform their policy efforts

Keywords: Public Health Policy, Regulations

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified because I conduct research in the area of global alcohol producers, distributors, and retailers, and their various methods of influencing regulatory systems and practices. I have written multiple research articles and reports and have given many presentations on this area of expertise.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.