RARHA, Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm, is a Member States initiative launched this year with support from the European Community and the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA). Funded under the second EU Health Programme, this 3 years action aims at supporting Member States to take forward work on common priorities in line with the EU Alcohol Strategy, and strengthen Member States' capacity to address and reduce the harm associated with alcohol.

Its vertical Work Packages address the needs for comparable data, clear guidelines and the development of a good practice tool-kit:


1. Monitoring: Member States will be mobilised to take-up of common survey methodology to obtain comparable data for monitoring progress in reducing alcohol related harm at national and EU level and for benchmarking national developments against wider trends.


2. Guidelines: A common ground in communication on alcohol related harm will be widened, providing a guidance document for policy makers on the scientific basis and policy implications of low risk drinking guidelines.


3. Tool-Kit: A Tool-Kit of good practice approaches in information dissemination will be developed, taking into account effectiveness, transferability, relevance, costs and usefulness.

For more information: http://www.rarha.eu/


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