Coordinator: Prof. P. Dimitrov, PhD, MD
Participants: Assoc. Prof. G. Tzolova,MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof. A. Manolova, MD, PhD, Chief Expert A. Chileva, Expert M. Strandzheva
The Joint Action on reducing alcohol-related harm, RARHA, is co-funded and supported by the European Commission in the framework of the Public Health Programme of the European Union. Its purpose is to assist the Member States in preventing excessive alcohol consumption and consistently prevent disease and improve the overall health of the citizens. The Joint Action will support the implementation of the EU strategy on alcohol by developing tools for planning successful health policy and action against alcohol consumption.
The project activity is scheduled to take place in different areas, including: Management of the whole process; Conducting a pilot study among the countries participating in the project; Development of guiding principles for establishing successful policies; Sharing best practices to disseminate information related to harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption; Dissemination of results received.
Project activities are implemented in six work packages (WP). The NCPHA is involved in the implementation of the WP 4 (Improving the monitoring of alcohol use and related harms associated with it among the EU member states), WP 5 (Development of guiding principles for reducing risks from alcohol consumption in order to build successful policies), WP 6 (Development of a toolkit of good practices).