National Audit of communication resources on the Australian Alcohol Guidelines.

The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) has provided funding to the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) to promote the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol 2009 (Alcohol Guidelines).

FARE has commissioned the Ipsos Social Research Institute (Ipsos SRI) to conduct an Audit of existing resources.

We have already located many resources online, and via FARE and DoHA, but it is important that the audit is as comprehensive as possible.

Locating resources

We are therefore getting in touch to request your help in locating resources, aimed at health professionals and/or the public, that relate to the promotion or explanation of the Alcohol Guidelines (this might include leaflets, posters, handbooks, books, websites etc.

Effectiveness of existing resources

We are also collecting feedback to help us assess the effectiveness of existing resources relating to the Alcohol Guidelines. For example, this could include information on how the resource is distributed, the number of people who have used/had access to the resource, the impact of the resource in terms of change in attitude/behaviour etc.?

Monitoring/evaluation data

If you are aware of any monitoring/evaluation data to help us assess the effectiveness of any of the resources relating to the Alcohol Guidelines please could you provide this along with the resources themselves?  Alternatively, would we be able to speak with you about the effectiveness of these resources

As the timeframe for this part of the research is fairly tight we would be really grateful for any assistance you are able to provide in the next couple of days.

 If you are able to forward on any resources that you are aware of we would really appreciate it.

 The email address to send resources/information to is:

Please also feel free to contact Claire if there is anything you would like to discuss in more detail (02 9900 5138).

Thanks and best wishes,

Stuart Clark, Claire Lister (Research Manager, Ipsos SRI) and Christina Falsone (Director, Ipsos SRI).