In 2014, ATODA was awarded a three-year health promotion grant from ACT Health to undertake a comprehensive alcohol harm-reduction and community information project in the ACT. The project was a partnership between ATODA, ACT Health and the Western Australian Mental Health Commission and builds on the Western Australian Alcohol. Think Again initiative.
The Impact Alcohol project includes an informative website www.impactalcohol.org.au that contains information for all ages regarding the effects of alcohol on health. Specific issues relevant to alcohol and young people, students and parents; as well as up-to-date statistics and ACT legislation is also included on the website. Recently ATODA added three online tools that provide valuable information to drinkers about their consumption of alcohol.
Resources are also available on the Impact Alcohol website to support parents, secondary schools and health professionals to implement health promotion activities.
Throughout 2014-2018, ATODA worked in partnership with the ACT schools’ communities, the higher education, youth and community services sector, as well as ACT Libraries, to promote the program and deliver education sessions about alcohol to parents, teachers and workers.
For further information on the Impact Alcohol project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org