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CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENT
NATIONAL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL
PILOT PROJECT 2015 CAAP©
COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL
A CASE STUDY
DAVID LANE
AREA OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR ADDICTIONS SERVICE FOR HSE CORK & KERRY
Community Action
Reducing Alcohol Harm
Cork & Kerry Alcohol Strategy Working Group
Jan 2016
Local Context
• Invitation to all key stakeholders in Cork & Kerry region to
attend Alcohol Conference in April 2014.
• Co...
Cork & Kerry Alcohol Working Group
• HSE Drug & Alcohol Services
• HSE Health Promotion & Wellbeing
• Cork Local Drug and ...
Local Strategy Development
• The Cork & Kerry Alcohol Strategy sets out to support communities
identify alcohol related ha...
Our Vision
Vision
Motivating communities in Cork & Kerry to stop the damage
caused by Alcohol.
How
By building capacity in...
Alcohol Strategy: What Works
• Price
- minimum pricing/restrict below cost selling
• Availability
- Restrictions on outlet...
What’s least effective?
• Mass media campaigns
• Alcohol education in schools
• Alcohol free activities
• Warning labels
•...
Alcohol Strategy Local Sites
1. Youghal
2. Listowel
3. Gurran/Knocknaheeny TBC
Minimum Criteria
• 10-12 members required for a core group
• 2-3 years commitment required
• Community involvement key to ...
What we are offering
• Support in the formation of a local community group which
will implement the Alcohol Strategy acros...
What we are offering
• Brief Intervention (6 week programme)
• Employer/Employee Alcohol Training
• Test Purchasing
• Comm...
Timescale
February 2016
• Launch Alcohol Strategy
• UCC Research begins
• Local Groups in our 3 sites begin meeting
March/...
Timescale
June 2016 – June 2018
• SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention
• Strengthening Families Programme
• Brief Interve...
Challenges
• Geography
• Ambivalence
• Irish Culture
• The Drinks Industry
• Resources
CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENT
NATIONAL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL
PILOT PROJECT 2015 CAAP©
THE COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL PROJ...
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  1. 1. CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENT NATIONAL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL PILOT PROJECT 2015 CAAP©
  2. 2. COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL A CASE STUDY DAVID LANE AREA OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR ADDICTIONS SERVICE FOR HSE CORK & KERRY
  3. 3. Community Action Reducing Alcohol Harm Cork & Kerry Alcohol Strategy Working Group Jan 2016
  4. 4. Local Context • Invitation to all key stakeholders in Cork & Kerry region to attend Alcohol Conference in April 2014. • Conference presented evidence of what works and doesn’t work in terms of reducing alcohol related harm. • Alcohol conference concluded with open invite to participants to form an Alcohol working group • Working Group formed and tasked with the development and implementation of an Alcohol Strategy for the Cork & Kerry region
  5. 5. Cork & Kerry Alcohol Working Group • HSE Drug & Alcohol Services • HSE Health Promotion & Wellbeing • Cork Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force • Sothern Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force • An Garda Siochana • Cork & Kerry Public Representatives • Addiction Treatment Service providers • University College Cork • Cork University Hospital
  6. 6. Local Strategy Development • The Cork & Kerry Alcohol Strategy sets out to support communities identify alcohol related harm in a local context and ask what are the local issues and the local priorities. • The development of an alcohol strategy will address these issues under each of the national priority headings: Supply, Prevention, Screening and Treatment, and Research from a local perspective. • The project aims to support local communities through training, engagement, information sharing and raising awareness to implement a local alcohol strategy following the evidence of what works in reducing alcohol related harm.
  7. 7. Our Vision Vision Motivating communities in Cork & Kerry to stop the damage caused by Alcohol. How By building capacity in local communities through an advocacy, research & evidence based approach to change our relationship with Alcohol.
  8. 8. Alcohol Strategy: What Works • Price - minimum pricing/restrict below cost selling • Availability - Restrictions on outlet density & hours of sale • Marketing - Reduce exposure e.g sports sponsorship • Treatment & Brief interventions • Community action with multiple components
  9. 9. What’s least effective? • Mass media campaigns • Alcohol education in schools • Alcohol free activities • Warning labels • Alcohol industry’s self regulation codes
  10. 10. Alcohol Strategy Local Sites 1. Youghal 2. Listowel 3. Gurran/Knocknaheeny TBC
  11. 11. Minimum Criteria • 10-12 members required for a core group • 2-3 years commitment required • Community involvement key to success • Interagency involvement essential
  12. 12. What we are offering • Support in the formation of a local community group which will implement the Alcohol Strategy across their community • Community Action on Alcohol Training (6 day training) • Funding to deliver Strengthening Families Programmes • SAOR Screening & Brief intervention Training • Research UCC (Pre/Post) • Putting The Pieces Together Training
  13. 13. What we are offering • Brief Intervention (6 week programme) • Employer/Employee Alcohol Training • Test Purchasing • Community Toolkit in Licensing Laws • Bitesize!
  14. 14. Timescale February 2016 • Launch Alcohol Strategy • UCC Research begins • Local Groups in our 3 sites begin meeting March/April 2016 • Community Action on Alcohol Training (6 days) June 2016 • Training completed • Work begins on local issues
  15. 15. Timescale June 2016 – June 2018 • SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention • Strengthening Families Programme • Brief Interventions • Putting The Pieces Together • Awareness Raising Community Info (Young Scientist Winners) • Other initiatives as per our Action Plan
  16. 16. Challenges • Geography • Ambivalence • Irish Culture • The Drinks Industry • Resources
  17. 17. CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENT NATIONAL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL PILOT PROJECT 2015 CAAP© THE COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL PROJECT WAS DESIGNED, DEVELOPED AND DELIVERED BY ANNE TIMONY MEEHAN, ALCOHOL FORUM

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