About Us

Who we are

The Alcohol Programs Team at the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA is dedicated to reducing harmful drinking and harms from alcohol among young people.

Mission

To reduce alcohol related harms in young people through reduced overall consumption and lower risk patterns of consumption.

What we do

The Alcohol Programs Team at the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA works to raise awareness of the magnitude of alcohol-related harms among young people, the evidence-based approaches we know can work, other options, and the need to act without delay.

Strategies to achieve our mission influence young people directly and indirectly. Strategies include stimulating and informing community discussion, media and other advocacy, supporting community-led advocacy, and partnerships and coalition building. The Alcohol Programs Team informs and aims to influence alcohol policy by providing submissions and participating in relevant inquiries and reviews.

Focus areas

The Alcohol Programs Team supports a comprehensive approach to preventing harm from alcohol, with activity at local, state and federal levels.

Targets for action include:

  • School and community education
  • Alcohol availability and access
  • Exposure to alcohol advertising and promotion
  • Enforcement of liquor laws
  • Alcohol tax and price
  • Drink-driving
  • Support for research and appropriate services
  • Support for work with Indigenous organisations and communities

Funding

The Alcohol Programs Team was established with support from philanthropic funding. Additional funding and support is very welcome to extend the work of the Alcohol Programs Team. If you would like to discuss the possibility of supporting our work, please contact us.

Staff

  • Research Fellow: Ms Julia Stafford
  • Senior Research Officer: Ms Hannah Pierce and Ms Danica Keric
  • Project Officer: Ms Abbie-Clare Vidler
  • Former Director: Professor Mike Daube AO