Health Equity

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health Image

Tobacco and alcohol use and the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are all major causes of preventable deaths and disease in the United States and around the world. While individuals are responsible for the use and consumption of these substances, this training emphasizes how public health can take a new approach to this issue: by changing the ways that the tobacco, alcohol, and food industries currently promote their products and make a profit at the expense of community health. This training details tobacco, alcohol, and food corporate strategies that can have harmful affects on population health and also provides timely and relevant examples of health departments that have used research, advocacy, and education to tackle these industry tactics and advance a public health agenda.

There are 5 major sections of the module: Introduction, Four Corporate Strategies that Boost Profit- and Harm Health, How can we take on these harmful practices – and promote health, three different Case Studies, and What Else Can We Do?.

Learners can expect reflection exercises that give them the opportunity to apply knowledge gained to their work setting. Learners may benefit from participating in the training with a colleague and reflecting on questions and activities together.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses a need area identified in PH WINS 2017.

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Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health Image

Tobacco and alcohol use and the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are all major causes of preventable deaths and disease in the United States and around the world. While individuals are responsible for the use and consumption of these substances, this training emphasizes how public health can take a new approach to this issue: by changing the ways that the tobacco, alcohol, and food industries currently promote their products and make a profit at the expense of community health. This training details tobacco, alcohol, and food corporate strategies that can have harmful affects on population health and also provides timely and relevant examples of health departments that have used research, advocacy, and education to tackle these industry tactics and advance a public health agenda.

There are 5 major sections of the module: Introduction, Four Corporate Strategies that Boost Profit- and Harm Health, How can we take on these harmful practices – and promote health, three different Case Studies, and What Else Can We Do?.

Learners can expect reflection exercises that give them the opportunity to apply knowledge gained to their work setting. Learners may benefit from participating in the training with a colleague and reflecting on questions and activities together.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses a need area identified in PH WINS 2017.