RARHA - Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm
Welcome to this presentation of the RARHA project. This page presents information about the project, work package 5 and 6, fact sheets and publications.
RARHA, funded by the European Union under the second EU Health Programme, is a 3 years action aiming at supporting Member States to take forward work on common priorities in line with the EU Alcohol Strategy and strengthen Member States’ capacity to address and reduce the harm associated with alcohol.
Member States will be mobilised to take-up of common survey methodology to obtain comparable data for monitoring progress in reducing alcohol related harm at national and EU level and for benchmarking national developments against wider trends.
A common ground in communication on alcohol related harm will be widened, providing a guidance for policy makers on the scientific basis and policy implications of low risk drinking guidelines.
A Tool–Kit of good practice approaches in information dissemination will be developed, taking into account effectiveness, transferability, relevance, costs and usefulness.
The Joint Action intents also to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the EU citizens and to reduce costs to health systems and the wider economy.
The joint action RARHA will be coordinated by Portugal, with the participation of 32 associated partners from 27 Member States plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, and 28 collaborating partners, such as the EMCDDA, WHO, Pompidou Group and OECD, among others.
- RARHA Work Package 5: Good practice principles in the use of drinking guidelines to reduce alcohol related harm
- RARHA Work Package 6: Good practices Tool Kit
- WHO: Fact sheet on alcohol: key facts on alcohol consumption, harm and ways to reduce the burden of harm.
- WHO: Fact sheet: Noncommunicable diseases
- WHO: Fact sheets on interpersonal violence and alcohol
- WHO: Adolescents: health risks and solutions
- WHO Q&A – How can I drink alcohol safely?
- WHO: European Information System on Alcohol and Health (EISAH)
- PHEPA project: How can hazardous and harmful drinking and dependence on alcohol be described?
- European Child Safety Alliance: Fact sheet on child injury: Harm done by alcohol
Reports and handbooks:
- Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. WHO 2010. [FR, ES, RU]
- Global status report on alcohol and health 2014. WHO 2014.
- European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020. WHO 2012. [DE, FR, RU]
- Status report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries 2013. WHO 2013.
- Alcohol in the European Union. Consumption, harm and policy approaches. WHO 2012.
- Rehm J & al. Alcohol consumption, alcohol dependence and attributable burden of disease in Europe. CAMH 2012.
- Alcohol policy in Europe. AMPHORA project 2013.
- Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity – a summary of the second edition. Addiction, 105, 769–779, 2010.
- El alcohol: un producto de consumo no ordinario..OMS 2010.
- Evidence for the effectiveness and cost–effectiveness of interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm. WHO 2009.
- Alcohol and inequities: Guidance for addressing inequities in alcohol-related harm. WHO 2014.
- Alcohol, work and productivity.EAHF Science Group 2011.
- Babor T. Screening, Brief Intervention and Rererral to Treatment (SBIRT): Toward a public health approach to the management of substance abuse. FOCUS Vol. IX, No. 1, 2011.
- Alcohol and injury in emergency departments: Summary. WHO 2007.
- Guidelines for identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy. WHO 2014.
We invite you to complete this questionnaire which will enable us to map consumers’ opinions on the topic. Results will feed into RARHA work and will contribute to the discussion on how to communicate information about alcohol-related risks.