TAKE ACTION

Each of us can start making a difference now to improve our nation’s health by staying focused on the health outcomes we wish to achieve.

RESOURCE LIBRARY

Find websites, articles and tools to help you dig deeper. You can select the measure that interests you, the audience that best describes you or an action type to narrow your results. If you have a resource that you would like considered for inclusion in our resource library, contact us.

 

Results for Binge Drinking, (16)

Challenge College Alcohol Abuse Published literature

Challenging College Alcohol Abuse (CCAA) is program developed to change the social environment on college campuses in order to reduce alcohol abuse by students. The program was developed at Northern Illinois University and the University of Arizona and has been shown to be effective in decreasing binge drinking among students. ... | Read More

Complete a Health Check & Action Plan Advocacy Association

Take this 5 minute health assessment offered from the American Cancer Society and receive a personalized action plan that you can take to your doctor. This action plan is a great way to initiate a conversation about your health with your doctor. ... | Read More

Decrease Alcohol Consumption Published literature

The Cochrane Collaborative conducted a meta-analysis and determined that brief interventions to reduce alcohol consumption are effective in a primary care setting. Interventions consisted of 5-15 minute consultations with patients regarding their alcohol consumption and healthy behaviors. ... | Read More

Implement Dram Shop Liability Published literature

Holding alcohol retailers liable for injuries or damage done by their intoxicated customers can reduce motor vehicle deaths, homicides, injuries, and other alcohol-related problems, according to the Community Preventive Services Task Force. The Task Force finding is based on evidence from 11 studies that assessed the association of state dram shop liability with diverse outcomes. Most studies assessed the relationships between dram shop liability and the alcohol outcomes of interest using national data over periods of several years, statistically controlling for other alcohol related policies, state demographics, and other characteristics. All found reductions in alcohol-related outcomes associated with the presence of dram shop liability. Dram shop liability was associated with a median reduction of 6.4% (range of values 3.7%-11.3%) in alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities, the most common outcome assessed in the reviewed studies. ... | Read More

Implement Dram Shop Liability Published literature

Holding alcohol retailers liable for injuries or damage done by their intoxicated customers can reduce motor vehicle deaths, homicides, injuries, and other alcohol-related problems, according to the Community Preventive Services Task Force. The Task Force finding is based on evidence from 11 studies that assessed the association of state dram shop liability with diverse outcomes. Most studies assessed the relationships between dram shop liability and the alcohol outcomes of interest using national data over periods of several years, statistically controlling for other alcohol related policies, state demographics, and other characteristics. All found reductions in alcohol-related outcomes associated with the presence of dram shop liability. Dram shop liability was associated with a median reduction of 6.4% (range of values 3.7%-11.3%) in alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities, the most common outcome assessed in the reviewed studies. ... | Read More

Increase Alcohol Sales Tax Advocacy Association

Alcohol excise taxes affect the price of alcohol, and are intended to reduce alcohol-related harms, raise revenue, or both. The Task Force on Community Preventive Services recommends increasing the price of alcohol by raising taxes. Public health effects are expected to be proportional to the size of the tax increase. ... | Read More

Maintain Limits on Days of Alcohol Sales Published literature

Limiting the days when alcohol can be sold is intended to prevent excessive alcohol consumption and related harms by regulating access to alcohol. Most policies limiting days of sale target weekend days (usually Sundays). They may apply to alcohol outlets in which alcohol may be legally sold for the buyer to drink at the place of purchase (on-premises outlets, such as bars or restaurants) or elsewhere (off-premises outlets, such as liquor stores). In the United States, policies may be made at the state level and, where not prohibited by state pre-emption laws, at local levels. Evidence for this recommendation is based on studies assessing the effects of repealing limits on sales of alcoholic beverages on weekend days in "off-premises" settings (i.e., for consumption off premises, such as grocery, convenience, or liquor stores) and in "on-premises" settings (i.e., for consumption on premises, such as restaurants, bars, or ballparks). Removal of limits on days of sale in off-premises settings resulted in small increases both in consumption of alcohol and in motor vehicle fatalities. Removing limits on days of sale in on-premises settings found small increases in levels of consumption and substantial increases in motor vehicle-related harm. Too few studies evaluated imposing new limits on days of sale; the Task Force therefore had insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of this intervention on excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. ... | Read More

Maintain Limits on Days of Alcohol Sales Published literature

Limiting the days when alcohol can be sold is intended to prevent excessive alcohol consumption and related harms by regulating access to alcohol. Most policies limiting days of sale target weekend days (usually Sundays). They may apply to alcohol outlets in which alcohol may be legally sold for the buyer to drink at the place of purchase (on-premises outlets, such as bars or restaurants) or elsewhere (off-premises outlets, such as liquor stores). In the United States, policies may be made at the state level and, where not prohibited by state pre-emption laws, at local levels. Evidence for this recommendation is based on studies assessing the effects of repealing limits on sales of alcoholic beverages on weekend days in "off-premises" settings (i.e., for consumption off premises, such as grocery, convenience, or liquor stores) and in "on-premises" settings (i.e., for consumption on premises, such as restaurants, bars, or ballparks). Removal of limits on days of sale in off-premises settings resulted in small increases both in consumption of alcohol and in motor vehicle fatalities. Removing limits on days of sale in on-premises settings found small increases in levels of consumption and substantial increases in motor vehicle-related harm. Too few studies evaluated imposing new limits on days of sale; the Task Force therefore had insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of this intervention on excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. ... | Read More

Maintain Limits on Hours of Alcohol Sale Published literature

One strategy to prevent excessive alcohol consumption and related harms is to limit access by regulating the hours during which alcohol can legally be sold. Approaches may include: Maintaining existing limits in response to efforts to expand hours of sale Expanding current limits on hours of sale Policies limiting hours of sale may apply to outlets that sell alcohol for consumption at the place of purchase (on-premises outlets, such as bars or restaurants) or elsewhere (off-premises outlets, such as liquor stores). In the United States, policies may be made at the state level and, where not prohibited, by state pre-emption laws at local levels. The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends maintaining limits on hours of alcohol sale in on-premises settings, based on sufficient evidence of effectiveness for reducing excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. Two separate analyses were conducted to determine if an increase in hours of sale in on-premises outlets was associated with an increase in alcohol-related harms: Sufficient evidence was found for increasing hours sales by two or more hours Insufficient evidence was found for increasing sales by less than two hours All evidence was from studies of events in high income nations; no studies were conducted in the United States. No studies assessed the effects of increasing hours of alcohol sales in off-premises settings. ... | Read More

Maintain Limits on Hours of Alcohol Sale Published literature

One strategy to prevent excessive alcohol consumption and related harms is to limit access by regulating the hours during which alcohol can legally be sold. Approaches may include: Maintaining existing limits in response to efforts to expand hours of sale Expanding current limits on hours of sale Policies limiting hours of sale may apply to outlets that sell alcohol for consumption at the place of purchase (on-premises outlets, such as bars or restaurants) or elsewhere (off-premises outlets, such as liquor stores). In the United States, policies may be made at the state level and, where not prohibited, by state pre-emption laws at local levels. The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends maintaining limits on hours of alcohol sale in on-premises settings, based on sufficient evidence of effectiveness for reducing excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. Two separate analyses were conducted to determine if an increase in hours of sale in on-premises outlets was associated with an increase in alcohol-related harms: Sufficient evidence was found for increasing hours sales by two or more hours Insufficient evidence was found for increasing sales by less than two hours All evidence was from studies of events in high income nations; no studies were conducted in the United States. No studies assessed the effects of increasing hours of alcohol sales in off-premises settings. ... | Read More

SUCCESS STORIES

People everywhere are taking action – and they’re making a difference. From developing better eating and exercise habits to encouraging others to quit smoking, folks all across the nation are banding together to help make this country healthy. Read these three stories of success and find your inspiration to improve the health of your community.

Healthy Minnesota 2020

State seal of MinesotaThe Minnesota Department of Health has dynamically utilized America’s Health Rankings to build successful partnerships and action plans to improve health outcomes in their state.

| Read More

Live Well STL

Mary Jo Condon updates the progress of the Live Well STL initiative.  With support from United Health Foundation and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition and the Midwest Health Initiative, developed Live Well STL to support St. Louis area residents in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

| Read More On Initiative

| Read Update

 

Now in its fourth year, the MaineHealth Health Index Initiative was launched in 2009-10 with the two-fold aim of: 1) Engaging MaineHealth, Maine’s largest integrated health system, and its partners to use health data to inform needs and opportunities to improve the health of the nearly 1.0 million people in the 11 counties served by the MaineHealth system, and 2) Monitor improvements made in health status over time
 

| Read More

 

 

  • Search
    Action Library

 

Individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the health of our states - as nominated by their peers.  Read about public health heroes in your state.

Take the 2013 report with you by downloading the free eBook files from our Reports and Commentaries section.  Available from the iTunes and Amazon stores soon.