Alcohol-Related Harms: User’s Guides for CDC’s Prevention Status Reports

Excessive alcohol use is a public health problem with a variety of consequences, ranging from increased risk of disease to increased health care costs for society. There are a number of evidence-based strategies to reduce excessive alcohol use in communities. Three of these strategies—alcohol taxes, commercial host liability, and reduced alcohol outlet density—have been tracked across the 50 states and the District of Columbia by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Prevention Status Reports (PSRs).

These User’s Guides provide an overview of each of these strategies for public health professionals and stakeholders. Through a series of frequently asked questions, they explain how the strategies work, as well as how to interpret and utilize the information provided by the PSRs. For each strategy, there is also an infographic that provides a visual representation of the strategy, as well as a list of helpful resources. A glossary defines terms that appear in the User’s Guides and accompanying materials.

For more information on any of the strategies outlined in these documents, or for technical assistance, please contact us.

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