Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum is a sub group of Galway Healthy Cities Forum, which is a multi-agency group involved in the leading out of the World Health Organizations Healthy Cities Project in Galway City www.galwayhealthycities.ie
The development of this strategy has been led by Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum in partnership with a range of organisations and groups. These include HSE West, An Garda Siochana, Western Region Drugs Task Force, City of Galway VEC, NUI Galway, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway City Council and Galway City Community Forum.
A wide range of agencies, groups and individuals participated in the consultation process to develop this strategy. This included submissions, emails, phone calls, attending meetings and providing feedback on the draft strategy. Galway Healthy Cities would like to thank everyone involved for their effort and support in developing this strategy. Click here to see the list of partners, groups and organistions involved.
Many individuals and a range of community, voluntary and statutory agencies have contributed to the combined actions within this strategy. Communicating and engaging with a wide range of individuals, groups and agencies is essential for whole-population approach, where the prevention and reduction of alcohol-related harm is everyone’s responsibility.
Figure 1 Process for developing and implementing this strategy
The Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum will oversee the implementation of this strategy. Annual action plans will be developed and outline in detail how we can collectively prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in Galway City. At the end of each year, a progress report will be compiled along with an action plan for the following year which will include a commitment from a range of partners, groups and organisations for each proposed action.
Through maintaining and further developing this partnership approach, we are confident that together we can make a real difference in preventing and reducing alcohol-related harm across Galway City. We look forward to working with you to make this happen.