Interactive Dialogue: Addressing Alcohol Outlet Density through a Race Equity Lens
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Addressing Alcohol Outlet Density through a
Race Equity Lens
January 26, 2021: 2:00-3:30pm ET
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Description of the Interactive Dialogue
The location and density of alcohol outlets vary by community, and research has found that harms associated with these outlets disproportionately affect lower income and Black and Latino populations. Greater alcohol outlet density is associated with more underage drinking, assault, and other harms including homicide, child abuse and neglect, and self-inflicted injury. In fact, alcohol outlet density is a significant predictor of violent crime in neighborhoods.
This interactive dialogue will bring together researchers and advocates who are working to better understand and combat racial inequities in alcohol availability and consequences in communities. The dialogue will (1) showcase research on race and place-based inequities and (2) share diverse experiences from two specific communities working to reduce alcohol outlet density through a racial equity lens.
This Interactive Dialogue, offered by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, offers an opportunity for prevention, treatment, and recovery practitioners to:
Discuss the implications of applying a race equity lens to alcohol outlet density to improve the health and safety of communities
Explore the role of the community voice in shaping local alcohol outlet density initiatives
Understand the challenges associated with applying a race equity lens to outlet density work
Adam Milam, MD, PhD - Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Michigan State University
Pamela Trangenstein, PhD - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill