Alcohol Policy Workgroup
The Alcohol Policy Workgroup is a subcommittee of the larger SEOW and was formed to research evidence-based policies to reduce excessive drinking. The work group has been focused on a number of projects related to effective alcohol policies and resources to support communities and decision-makers. For example, the work group created a two-page alcohol policy brief highlighting population-level strategies that have been shown to reduce excessive drinking and related harms.
The workgroup is currently diving deeper into one of the policy areas, alcohol outlet density (AOD). The group has continued its partnership with Change Labs Solutions, an external technical assistance provider, to develop a guide for understanding and addressing Alcohol Outlet Density (AOD) at the community level. The guide will be released in the next few months. To complement the AOD guide, the group is planning a resource for community members to measure alcohol outlet density at the local level.
Products and Publications
Alcohol Policy Overview
This document provides a high level overview of Colorado’s current alcohol polices and information on strategies for reudcing impacting alcohol comsumption
Colorado Alcohol Outlet Density Fact Sheet
This resource provides an overview of local mechanisms to regulate alcohol outlet density, potential advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and relevant stakeholders to engage in implementation efforts.
Current Workgroup Members
Alcohol Epidemiologist, CDPHE
Barbara Gabella, MSPH
Senior Scientist in Injury Epidemiology, CDPHE
Prevention Program Manager, OBH
Senior Evaluation Specialist, The Evaluation Center
Evaluation Data Manager, OBH