Public health

New Zealand Announces Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

New Zealand is making history with the launch of a bold Smokefree Action Plan that aims to reduce daily smoking prevalence to less than 5 percent for all population groups across the country by 2025. The aim of the new plan is to eliminate inequities in smoking rates and smoking-related illnesses, ensure children never start smoking and remain smoke-free and increase the number of people who successfully quit smoking. The action plan includes 6 focus

Minimum unit pricing evidence from Scotland and Wales

Online, United Kingdom,

Is minimum unit pricing working? Examining the evidence from Scotland and Wales

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Professor Eileen Kaner, Newcastle University, will share with us the findings of the Impact of minimum unit pricing on alcohol purchases in Scotland and Wales study, as published in The Lancet.

Perspectives of healthcare providers, service users, and family members about mental illness stigma in primary care settings: A multi-site qualitative study of seven countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe

Mirja Koschorke,Nathalie Oexle,Uta Ouali,Anish V. Cherian,Vayankarappadam Deepika,Gurucharan Bhaskar Mendon,Dristy Gurung,Lucie Kondratova,Matyas Muller,Mariangela Lanfredi,Antonio Lasalvia,Andrea Bodrogi,Anna Nyulászi,Mario Tomasini,Rabih El Chammay,Racha Abi Hana,Yosra Zgueb,Fethi Nacef,Eva Heim,Anaïs Aeschlimann,Sally Souraya,Maria Milenova,Nadja van Ginneken,Graham Thornicroft,Brandon A. Kohrt
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Stigma among healthcare providers is a barrier to the effective delivery of mental health services in primary care. Few studies have been conducted in primary care settings comparing the attitudes of healthcare providers and experiences of people with mental illness who are service users in those facilities. Such research is necessary across diverse global settings to characterize stigma and inform effective stigma reduction.

New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit


December 6-7, 2021

The New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit is the exclusive statewide event in NH for behavioral healthcare providers and organizations, including mental health and substance use disorders. 

The Summit will:

World AIDS Day Event - An Update on the HIV Outbreak

Webinar, United Kingdom,

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day.

Two new tobacco cessation medicines added to the WHO essential medicines list

Every two years, the World Health Organization (WHO) publishes its Model List of Essential Medicines (EML), a collection of medicines considered essential by WHO experts. The purpose of the list is to guide national authorities on the type of medicines that should be available in the country. On the 1st of October, the WHO introduced two new medicines classed as essential medicine for people who wish to stop using tobacco. Bupropion and varenicline are medicines

Alcohol energy (calorie) labelling: Evidence, public support, alternatives, and wider labelling considerations

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Institute of Alcohol Studies

This briefing synthesises existing evidence on alcohol energy (calorie) labelling, spanning the past five years (2016-2021).

This briefing covers reviews in the academic literature about the impact of alcohol energy labelling, studies and opinion polling around public support for energy labelling, alternative approaches to energy labelling beyond calories, and broader options for alcohol labelling which could address alcohol harm.

Challenges in prevention and treatment in the post-pandemic (Argentina-Chile-Mexico-Peru)

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ISSUP Argentina presented a webinar that addressed the increased impact of isolation and social distancing stemming from the pandemic on the quality of life of vulnerable populations in Latin America, including children and adolescents, resulting in deteriorating mental health and an increase in the use of psychoactive substances.

The webinar took place on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Argentina time)