Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use: What Public Health Can Do

Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking (drinking 5 or more drinks during a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks during a single occasion for women), is responsible for 80,000 deaths and 2.3 million years of potential life lost in the U.S. each year, and cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006 or about $1.90 per drink.

Please join CDC for this powerful session of Public Health Grand Rounds where they will explore the public health impact of excessive alcohol use and evidence-based strategies to prevent it, with specific attention to the role that state and local public health agencies can play in addressing this important public health problem.

This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. (EDT).

To participate see the link below: http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/archives/2012/March2012.htm

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