Alcohol-Related Harms

Alcohol-Related Harms

User's Guides for CDC's Prevention Status Reports (PSRs)

Excessive alcohol use is a public health problem with a variety of consequences, ranging from increased risk of disease to increased health care costs for society. 

ChangeLab Solutions developed a series of User’s Guides to provide an overview of evidence-based strategies to reduce excessive alcohol use in communities for public health professionals and stakeholders. Three of these strategies—alcohol taxes, commercial host liability, and reduced alcohol outlet density—have been tracked across the 50 states and the District of Columbia by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Prevention Status Reports (PSRs). 

The User's Guides include a series of frequently asked questions that explain how each of the strategies work, infographics that provides a visual representation of each strategy, and a list of helpful resources

For more information on any of the strategies outlined in these documents, or for technical assistance, please contact us.