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Webinar #5: The Role of Public Health in Preventing Underage Drinking and Excessive Drinking by Adults

When: June 26, 2013, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Who: CDC leadership, CDC staff, and a panel of national experts on excessive alcohol use prevention:

  • Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, CDC;
  • Dafna Kanny, PhD, Senior Scientist, Alcohol Program, Division of Population Health (DPH), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), CDC;
  • Robert D. Brewer, MD, MSPH, Alcohol Program Leader, DPH, NCCDPHP, CDC;
  • Timothy S. Naimi, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA;
  • James F. Mosher, JD, President, Alcohol Policy Consultations and Senior Policy Advisor, The CDM Group, Inc., Felton, CA;
  • Michael Sparks, MA; President, SparksInitiatives, Maui, HI.

Why: Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking, accounts for an average of 80,000 deaths and 2.3 million Years of Potential Life Lost in the United States each year, and cost the U.S. $223.5 billion in 2006.

What: In this webinar, national experts will provide an overview of recent scientific findings on underage and binge drinking in the U.S. as well as Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)-recommended strategies to address it; examine new research findings on the relationship between state alcohol policies and underage drinking; discuss the current status of alcohol regulations in the U.S.; and present case studies on the translation of CPSTF-recommended strategies into public health practice.

Where: To find more information and to register, please visit www.stopalcoholabuse.gov