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Public Policy Forum at St. Norbert College to Spotlight Alcohol Abuse in Region

From St. Norbert College, November 17, 2014
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Beyond Health, a collaborative of local hospitals, the Brown County United Way, and local and state health departments, will meet next month to help shed light on the region's continued struggle with alcohol abuse.

The meeting, consisting of a breakfast, will take place 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, at the Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. Members of the general public are invited to attend.

Julia Sherman will be the featured speaker. Sherman, who coordinates the Wisconsin Alcohol Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School, will be reviewing the costs associated with drinking in Wisconsin, and in Brown County in particular.

The event offers the collaborators -- Brown County Health Department, City of De Pere Public Health, Aurora Health Care, Bellin Health, St. Mary's and St. Vincent hospitals, Brown County United Way and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health -- an opportunity to discuss the latest evidence-based information and practices related to combating alcohol abuse in hopes of providing optimal tools and tactics that will help improve the lives of area residents.

"The public policy forum and breakfast will focus on where we've been, where we are, and where we want go in dealing with alcohol, its health effects and broader community issues," said Tom Doughman, assistant director of counseling and psychological services at St. Norbert College.

Registration for the event is $9.50 per person and is due by Sunday, Nov. 23.

Visit http://www.snc.edu/go/beyondhealth for detailed registration information. For more information, contact Tom Doughman at 920-403-3045 or tom.doughman@snc.edu