Alcohol Management Plans in indigenous Australia
Alcohol Management Plans (AMP) have become an important Australian government policy response to the harms caused by alcohol in Australian communities. Indigenous communities have been central to the development of AMPs, being first developed and implemented in many communities throughout northern Australia. However, there has been very little research associated with documenting the effectiveness of the AMP approach, nor has there been research into the appropriate implementation and evaluation frameworks necessary for such an approach to be evidence-based.
Alcohol policy and management
This project is an in-depth case study focusing on the Jilkminggan Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. The research project seeks to understand 'best practices' in the implementation and evaluation of AMPs in community contexts. Research in such community contexts is essential to understanding appropriate frameworks for the development of AMP implementation strategies.
Professor Peter d'Abbs (Centre for Health Equity, University of Melbourne, Menzies School of Health Research)
Lowitja Institute Project Grant - Not current
- Smith, K., Langton, M., d'Abbs, P., Room, R., Chenhall, R., & Brown, A. 2013, Alcohol management plans and related reforms, Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse, Sydney, NSW, viewed, http://www.indigenousjustice.gov.au/briefs/brief016.pdf;
- Smith, K., Langton, M., d'Abbs, P., Room, R., Chenhall, R., & Brown, A. 2014, Alcohol Management Plans, In E. Manton, R. Room, C. Giorgi, & M. Thorn (eds.), Stemming the tide of alcohol: Liquor licensing and the public interest, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in collaboration with The University of Melbourne, Canberra;
- Smith, K., Langton, M. & Chenhall, R. 2015, Alcohol policy and assemblages of intervention: Managing alcohol in Indigenous communities, Addiction 2015: Alcohol, Other Drugs, Behavioural Addictions: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery, Surfers Paradise, Australia, 20 – 22 May 2015, pp. 101-114.
School Research Themes
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