Online Program

Local, state, and national alcohol prevention and treatment policy innovations

Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This session examines alcohol treatment utilization in light of recent policy changes (e.g., the Affordable Care Act). Presentations will explore how communities may advocate for further policy change or leverage existing policies to prevent misuse and promote treatment.
Session Objectives: Discuss alcohol policy advocacy from a health equity perspective. Assess state governments' support for health reform implementation in the area of substance use. Identify elements of a comprehensive public health approach to alcohol policy and prevention initiatives.
Sean Haley, PhD, MPH

Most States Do Little to Help Addiction Treatment Programs Implement Health Care Reform   
Harold Pollack, PhD, Christina Andrews, PhD, Colleen Grogan, PhD, Peter Friedmann, MD, MPH, Amanda Abraham, PhD, Thomas D'Aunno, PhD and Keith Humphreys, PhD
Effective vs. Popular: An analysis of local alcohol policies & prevention initiatives   
Melissa Hutchinson, RN. BA, BscN, Emily Lester, RN, BScN. BAH, Amanda Kroger, MA, Michelle Schwarz, BScN,MPA, Amy Hlaing, RN, BScN, MTS and Norman Giesbrecht, PhD
Developing statewide measures for hospitals and local health departments to monitor interventions for promoting mental health and preventing substance abuse   
Sean J. Haley, Ph.D., MPH, Priti Irani, MPH, MS, Caroline Bolarinwa, Christopher Maylahn, MPH, David Shern, Ph.D and Sylvia Pirani, MPH, MS

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Law, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)