Alcohol Outlets and Violence in U.S. Cities: What, Why and What To Do - Archived Webinar

This is an Archived Webinar event.

This webinar was recorded on March 16, 2022. No CEUs are offered for recorded webinars.

Presenter: David Jernigan, PhD

Summary: This presentation will show the research behind excessive alcohol use and violence, the histories of structural racism that contributed to this situation, and the concrete steps that communities can take to influence and reduce alcohol outlet density within their borders. 

Excessive alcohol use and violence have a close relationship. Numerous studies have documented a relationship between a high density of alcohol outlets and increased violence. There are significant disparities in alcohol outlet density: while alcohol consumption is highest among higher income people, and while whites are far more likely than African American or Latinx people to report heavy drinking, across the country poor, African American and Latinx communities have far more than their share of alcohol outlets.

David Jernigan, PhD

David Jernigan, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management and Assistant Dean for Practice at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also the senior policy advisor to CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. He has written more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, was the principal author of WHO’s first Global Status Report on Alcohol and Global Status Report on Alcohol and Youth, and co-author of Alcohol in the Developing World: A Public Health Perspective, Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention, and Cannabis: Moving Forward, Protecting Health.