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The effectiveness of community action in reducing risky alcohol consumption and harm: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Shakeshaft, Anthony; Doran, Christopher; Petrie, Dennis; Breen, Courtney; Havard, Alys; Abudeen, Ansari; Harwood, Elissa; Clifford, Anton; D'Este, Catherine; Gilmour, Stuart; Sanson-Fisher, Rob


BACKGROUND The World Health Organization, governments, and communities agree that community action is likely to reduce risky alcohol consumption and harm. Despite this agreement, there is little rigorous evidence that community action is effective: of the six randomised trials of community action published to date, all were US-based and focused on young people (rather than the whole community), and their outcomes were limited to self-report or alcohol purchase attempts. The objective of this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-03-11
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Medicine
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001617


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