Identifying promising approaches and initiatives to reducing alcohol related harm

Herring, Rachel, Bayley, Mariana, Thickett, Anthony, Stone, Katie and Waller, Seta (2012) Identifying promising approaches and initiatives to reducing alcohol related harm. Project Report. Alcohol Research UK.

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Abstract

This study aimed to identify promising approaches that could be included in multi-component programmes (MCPs) to reduce alcohol related harm at local level in the UK. MCPs involve the identification of alcohol related problems at the local level and implementation of a programme of co-ordinated projects to tackle a problem. They are based on an integrative design where singular interventions run in combination with each other and/or are sequenced together over time; the identification, coordination and mobilisation of local agencies, stakeholders and community are key elements (Thom and Bayley, 2007). This study was underpinned by the recognition that the voices of practitioners are often marginalised in the debates about ‘what works’ and it set out to include their views. So whilst acknowledging the importance of the international research literature, care was taken not to privilege it over other ‘softer’ sources e.g. knowledge and experience of practitioners.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Alcohol Change UK was formed from the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK in April 2017.
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 15548
Notes on copyright: Permission granted by the publisher to place the attached report in this open access repository. This report also available on Alcohol research UK website http://alcoholresearchuk.org
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Depositing User: Rachel Herring
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 15:32
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 03:51
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15548

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