Special Issue "Alcohol Policy and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2020).
Interests: alcohol and drug epidemiology; burden of disease and policy; alcohol use and HIV/TB treatment; and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Interests: alcohol policy evaluation (pricing, premises licensing, drink driving); conflicts of interest; framing in policy debates; alcohol in pregnancy
The Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol was released by the WHO in 2010 with the expectation that it would encourage member states to more systematically institute evidence-based strategies to address alcohol problems. This strategy has had mixed success, with some now calling for stronger collective action at an international level, including implementation of a Framework Convention on Alcohol Control (FCAC). There has also been growing awareness of initiatives by the alcohol industry within countries, and more broadly through exploiting international trade agreements, to thwart effective national alcohol policy implementation. The purpose of this Special Issue is to be a platform for articles of relevance to stimulating effective action to promote and sustain alcohol policy reform at international, regional (e.g. the EU), national, and sub-national (e.g. provincial) levels. This Special Issue of IJERPH therefore welcomes submissions focusing on the relationship between alcohol policy and consumption, or alcohol policy and related harms, and on how to facilitate and achieve the formulation and implementation of evidence-informed policy changes at international/regional, national, and sub-national levels. Submissions may include a focus on activities that may impede or facilitate the formulation and implementation of promising alcohol policies, including working collaboratively with policy makers, improving advocacy strategies, and exposing and countering conflicts of interest and/or the actions of industry actors.
It also welcomes manuscripts that look at how to improve coherence across alcohol, tobacco, and nutrition policies in order to increase the likelihood of policy formulation and impact; how to better evaluate the effectiveness of single or multiple alcohol policies at country level; and how to measure the state of alcohol policy formulation and implementation at country level and changes over time. While the focus will be on empirical articles, articles with an editorial style or which propose methodological innovations will also be considered.
Prof. Dr. Charles D.H. Parry
Dr. Niamh Fitzgerald
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- alcohol control
- alcohol policy
- public health
- alcohol industry
- global strategy
- policy evaluation
- unhealthy commodities
- conflicts of interest