Advancing Public Health by Alcohol Control: International Perspectives (proposed title)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Advanced studies of alcohol control policies are critical for designing, enacting and enforcing effective alcohol policies and other environmental measures to reduce alcohol consumption and the toll of related problems. With the majority of such studies originating in high-income countries, there is a pressing need for research evaluating alcohol control policies in low- and middle-income countries.
We seek contributions considering both alcohol’s chronic and acute harms to the individual, and harms to others, such as family and child harms, interpersonal violence, homicide, and other harms to others beside the drinker as policy outcomes. We seek papers that address impacts of alcohol control and environmental measures that promise to reduce the public health burden of alcohol problems from an international perspective.
Papers could cover multiple or single national policies, state or provincial policies, or even organizational policies, such as workplace and military alcohol policies to inform international efforts to reduce alcohol’s harms. In addition to specific policy appraisals, we are interested in reviews, conceptual work, and simulations that help identify mechanisms of policy action.
Last, we know even less about the policy and legislative development process–locally, nationally, and internationally–and papers addressing this important domain of facilitators and barriers to how alcohol control measures get enacted are also encouraged. We will give preference to papers from LMICs but welcome submission from countries of all income groups.