The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a couple of learning opportunities that might be useful for Alaska’s SPF SIG grantees.
1. Binge Drinking Video: CDC-TV, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Did you know that 70% of all binge drinking episodes occurring each year in the U.S. involve people over 26 years old? This short video (4:23 min) debunks the many myths of binge drinking and opens our eyes to community environmental strategies that hinder binge and heavy drinking. Tune into CDC-TV for this short and informative video, and share with coalition and community members. A complete script of the video is linked on the same page to provide written information about binge drinking. Access the video here: http://www.cdc.gov/CDCtv/bingedrinking
2. Webpage: CDC Vital Signs of Binge Drinking: Nationwide Problem, Local Solutions
As each of the Alaska SPF SIG grantees gathers Community Assessment information, this webpage handily outlines some of the statistics about binge drinking and its consequences in the U.S. and states. Connect up with the CDC’s Vital Signs of Binge Drinking webpage to gain a better understanding of the problem and what can be done to prevent binge drinking.Everyone can help support effective community strategies to prevent heavy + binge drinking. Learn how here: http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/BingeDrinking