The Alcohol Policy Coalition is a collaboration of health and allied agencies who share a concern about the level of alcohol misuse and the associated health and social consequences for the community. The Alcohol Policy Coalition develops and promotes evidence-based policy responses that are known to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol related problems.
The members of the Alcohol Policy Coalition are:
- Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
- Alcohol and Drug Foundation
- Cancer Council Victoria
- Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
- Jewish Community Council of Victoria
- Public Health Association of Australia (Victoria)
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- The Salvation Army
- St Vincent's Health Australia
- Turning Point
- Uniting Church, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
- Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association
All have a strong track record in tackling major health issues in the community.
The Alcohol Policy Coalition is funded by VicHealth.
Why does the Alcohol Policy Coalition exist?
The impetus for the Alcohol Policy Coalition is the need for a consolidated and coordinated effort by key agencies to advocate for the reduction and prevention of alcohol-related problems. The Alcohol Policy Coalition believes that finding a solution to the problem of alcohol harm requires the combined efforts of governments, the community, individuals and the alcohol industry.
The Alcohol Policy Coalition's long-term goal is to reduce alcohol-related harm through evidence-based policies that result in a safer drinking culture in the community.
Find out about the Alcohol Policy Coalition's partners.