Potential Partners for Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions
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.
- 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.
- 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 issues.
- 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
- Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth
- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
- National Alcohol Beverage Control Association
- National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
- National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
- National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control
- National Liquor Law Enforcement Association
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Federal and International Agencies and Organizations
- CDC: Alcohol Program
- Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Office of National Drug Control Policy
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- World Health Organization