- 18 februari
Organizers: Public Health Agency of Sweden, National Board of Health and Welfare, Swedish Police
Date: 18 February
Time: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm local time
Venue: Kapitel 8, Klarabergsviadukten 90
A light lunch, in the form of a vegetarian sandwich, is served from 12.30 pm.
Alcohol consumption and drug use are strong risk factors for traffic accidents. The focus of this event is on Swedish initiatives based on local collaboration between law enforcement authorities, public health bodies, healthcare, and social services to prevent road accidents due to alcohol and drug use. Particular focus will be on how these initiatives contribute to achieving the third sustainable development goal (SDG) of Good Health and Well-being, especially the target of halving traffic-related deaths and injuries (3.6), and the target of strengthening prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol (3.5).
The event is a collaboration between The Public Health Agency of Sweden, The National Board of Health and Welfare and Swedish Police. The seminar will address issues such as:
- How can the routines of testing abstinence from alcohol and drugs contribute to reduce road accidents?
- How can the police and health authorities work together to enable evidence based treatment?
- How can legislation be used as a supportive tool in preventive work and involve a family oriented approach to protect children?
After the seminar, we will make a study visit to the combined police station and health care facility. Please let us know if you’d like to come!
Linda Brännström, Public Health Agency of Sweden