Today at noon, KUOW’s The Conversation will focus on the latest liquor privatization initiative. As the debate about the regulation of alcohol in Washington continues, public health and underage drinking-related concerns should be considered. Following are some resources to help inform the debate.
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Task Force on Community Preventive Services recently recommended against further privatization.
• The UW Alcohol and Drug Institute (ADAI) developed a brief providing background information on privatization issues.
• Last week, I updated the coalition website to include information about privatization. I will continue to update it as more information becomes available.
The full initiative may be viewed online.