Chest trauma in Far North Queensland: alcohol management can make a difference

Jennings, Scott, Whitaker, Richard, and Turner, Richard (2012) Chest trauma in Far North Queensland: alcohol management can make a difference. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 (1). pp. 94-95.

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[Extract] My colleagues and I wish to convey the findings of a research project recently conducted in Far North Queensland (FNQ), Australia. Alcohol-related violence in FNQ Indigenous communities has been an issue for some time. This has prompted the Queensland Government in consultation with affected Indigenous communities to introduce the Making Choices, Meeting Challenges (MCMC) initiative. Specifically, the MCMC initiative introduced alcohol-management policies (AMPs) within these communities imposing certain restrictions on the sale, quantity and type of alcohol permitted in each community. AMPs and similar strategies have proven successful in other Indigenous communities, both nationally and internationally when struggling with alcohol-related violence. The AMPs came into effect in 2002 with a staggered implementation across affected communities.

Item ID: 21972
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: alcohol management
ISSN: 1753-6405
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2012 01:01
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 100%
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