Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Grand Rounds: Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use
March 20, 2012
1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
On March 20, 2012, beginning at 1 p.m. EDT, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host Public Health Ground Rounds: Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use: What Public Health Can Do. A distinguished panel of experts will explore the public health impact of excessive alcohol use and types of evidence-based prevention to stop it, with specific attention to the role that State and local public health agencies can play in addressing this important public health problem.
CDC has found that excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking (drinking five or more drinks during a single occasion for men or four or more drinks during a single occasion for women), is responsible for 80,000 deaths and 2.3 million years of potential life lost in the United States each year. Associated annual costs in the United States have been estimated at $223.5 billion for 2006, or about $1.90 per drink.
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, U.S. Department of Education
Building and Sustaining Statewide Initiatives for Effective Alcohol Prevention
May 17, 2011
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Statewide initiatives (SWIs), or statewide coalitions, are concerted efforts by institutions of higher education, community organizations, and government officials in a State to change aspects of the campus and community environment that contribute to high-risk alcohol use. Long-lasting environmental change is accomplished by creating and mobilizing campus and community coalitions to local action and collaborating at the State level to advance policy and environmental change. This Webinar will highlight lessons learned and best practices from successful SWIs.
Access past Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention Webinars at http://www.higheredcenter.org/services/training/webinars