Chapel Hill Campus & Community Coalition
The Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce the Negative Impacts of High Risk Drinking (The Coalition) got its start in 2013. It is a collaborative effort with representation and funding from the Town of Chapel Hill, UNC-Chapel Hill, the Orange County Health Department, and the Orange County ABC Board. The Coalition is tasked with addressing the complex public health problem of high risk drinking by implementing a series of recommendations that apply to downtown Chapel Hill, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the near-campus neighborhoods.
What are the recommendations? In 2014 a group of stakeholders from UNC-Chapel Hill, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the Orange County Health Department met to review data, conduct focus groups, and research best practices related to alcohol use in college towns. Their efforts culminated in a report that recommends 22 strategies to address high risk drinking in Chapel Hill.
What is high risk drinking? The Campus and Community Coalition defines high risk drinking as alcohol consumption that results in ill affects on a person's health and safety, and also often results in a wide variety of community-related harms.
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