Overview of American Indian and Alaska Native Alcohol Policies
Paul Spicer, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Center for Applied Social Research
Paul J. Gruenewald, Ph.D., Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), Berkeley, CA, Michael G. Landen, M.D., M.P.H., New Mexico Department of Health, Spero M. Manson, Ph.D., Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver
Alcohol remains one of the most pressing public health concerns in many American Indian and Alaska Native communities (USCDC, 2008). As sovereign nations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes have the ability to pass a wide range of laws to control alcohol (May, 1992), which may be an important component of more comprehensive prevention planning. This Knowledge Asset focuses on evidence about the potential impact of these policies.