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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. (2009) Handbook for action to reduce alcohol-related harm. Copenhagen: World Health Organization.

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This handbook is designed primarily for people working in health ministries or who are responsible at the regional or municipal level for developing strategies and actions plans to reduce alcohol-related harm.

The handbook begins by setting out the infrastructure needed for an effective action plan on alcohol. It then describes 10 areas for effective action: alcohol pricing, availability, marketing, illegally and informally produced alcohol, drink–driving, drinking environments, health care interventions, public awareness-raising, community and workplace action, and monitoring and evaluation. For each area, the handbook outlines strategies, lists questions to consider, offers options for action, lists partners for action and provides a short bibliography of tools and supporting materials.


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