Potential Partners for Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions

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Comprehensive cancer control coalitions can work with a variety of partners to reduce excessive alcohol use in their communities.

Potential Partners to Engage in Efforts to Reduce Excessive Alcohol Use

Consider working with—

  • Substance abuse prevention programs, including Drug-Free Communities coalitions, to implement effective community-based strategies to reduce excessive alcohol use, such as those recommended by the Community Guide.external icon
  • Public health programs with an interest in reducing excessive alcohol use, including injury prevention, motor vehicle safety, violence prevention, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease prevention programs. CDC supports alcohol epidemiology in 9 state health departments.
  • Media outlets and retailers to educate and inform the public about alcohol as a risk factor for cancer as well as effective strategies to reduce excessive alcohol use.
  • Law enforcement to increase enforcement of laws on the sale and use of alcohol.
  • Schools, state and local education agencies, and parent-teacher associations to restrict youth access to alcohol.
  • Health care providers, clinics, and medical associations to increase screening and brief interventions for excessive alcohol use and educate policy makers on effective community prevention strategies.
  • State and local health departments, who can provide crucial support by identifying, tracking, and providing data on excessive alcohol use and related harms, and assess environmental risk factors for excessive drinking (such as high alcohol outlet density). They can also provide forums for community planning and educate community leaders about the problem and its solutions.
  • Community mental health centers to reduce excessive alcohol use among people with mental health conditions.
  • Colleges and universities to work with community leaders to implement effective strategies to prevent excessive drinking.
  • City planners, urban developers, city and county officials, and agencies responsible for alcohol licensing and zoning.

Sources of Information on Reducing Excessive Alcohol Use

Professional and Nonprofit Organizations

Federal and International Agencies and Organizations

Page last reviewed: January 31, 2022