Planning for the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project

Conducting an alcohol use needs assessment to help guide alcohol policy work in Wisconsin

Full Project Name:Planning for the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy ProjectPrincipal Investigator:Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD, MS, Comprehensive Injury CenterCo-Investigator:Michael Levas, MD, PediatricsAward Amount:$32,403
Award Date
March2021
Project Duration:5 months

Project Description Narrative:


Excessive alcohol consumption is a significant public health issue in Wisconsin. Wisconsinites consume 634 drinks per person per year in comparison to 486 drinks per person per year nationally. Excessive drinking in Wisconsin translates to approximately 1,500 deaths, over 48,000 hospitalizations, 46,000 treatment admissions, over 60,000 arrests, and 5,700 motor vehicle crashes annually. Continued policy work at the state level is needed to make an impact in reducing alcohol misuse.

Through this award, the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project (WAPP) will determine the gaps in data related to alcohol use and misuse as well as gaps in alcohol policy in the State of Wisconsin to serve as a needs assessment to guide alcohol policy work in Wisconsin, while developing a partnership between the WAPP and the Medical College of Wisconsin's Comprehensive Injury Center.

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