Health Impact Assessment of Alcohol Outlet Density in Mendocino County
The number of alcohol outlets per community (outlet density) is an indicator of readily available alcohol to the public and an indicator of overall alcohol consumption. The Public Health Prevention & Planning Unit looked at the relationship between the number of outlets and four measures of crime and harm. The evidence shows that a high density of outlets corresponds with a proportional increase in alcohol related violence, underage drinking, unprotected sex and driving after drinking. The number of alcohol outlets in Mendocino County per capita is over twice the average in the State of California. However, there are many steps communities can take to reduce the harms associated with high alcohol outlet density. Success stories from other communities can help lead the way to implement tools and policies at the local level.
2012 Public Health Data
- 2012 Community Health Status Report (Full Report)
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Mendocino County Public Health
1120 South Dora Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Previous Public Health Status Reports
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH)
- 5-Year Needs Assessment for 2010-2014 [June 2009]
- Mental Health Community Forum Results [Dec. 2009]
- 2008-10 Health and Human Service Agency (48 Pgs)| Condensed Version (15 Pgs)
- 2009-10 Adult & Older Adult System of Care (Update)
Public Health Annual Report
Previous Public Health Annual Reports
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