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A: Prevention

Aim: To communicate and engage with policy makers, stakeholders and the general public on how best to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in Galway City

Strategic Actions 2013-2017

Goals

Strategic Actions

Public Awareness
1. Raise public awareness of the burden of alcohol-related harm to the people of Galway City 1a. Develop communication plan in relation to harm caused by alcohol

1b. Communicate the link between alcohol and health issues, such as cancer, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, foetal alcohol syndrome, etc.

1c. Communicate the link between alcohol and social harms such as violence, public disorder, relationships and family difficulties

2. Raise public awareness of the benefits of effective action to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm 2a. Communicate effective measures to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm and the benefits of undertaking these measures
3. Raise public awareness on how to influence policy to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm 3a. Communicate local regulations in relation to alcohol and the mechanisms in place to influence policy and address concerns regarding alcohol-related harm
Policy Development
4. Support organisations and workplaces, to develop policies 4a. Deliver policy development workshops in the City targeting all community/voluntary groups, workplaces and sporting organisations

4b. Integrate, and link, this strategy to existing and new policies, strategies and plans within Galway City

Protecting Children and Young People
5. Protect children and young people from alcohol-related harm and alcohol promotion 5a. Develop actions to safeguard children and young people from alcohol-related harm and alcohol promotion
Support Alcohol Free Activities
6. Encourage activities in Galway City that are free from alcohol 6a. Identify and support the development of sport, recreation and cultural activities in Galway City that are free from alcohol

2013 Action Plan