3rd Policy Dialogue - 4th June 2015 - Addictions, drug policy framework and public health
A decision makers’ policy dialogue was convened in June 2015 with officials from World Health Organization in Geneva, CH, with the title "Addictions, drug policy framework and public health".
Discussion identified six next steps to further operationalisation of ALICE RAP findings:
1. Development of concrete indicators to measure well-being outcomes related to the OECD well-being frame (for example educational achievement) that could be used when reporting on policy impact;
2. Better measures of policy outcomes for all substances built around the ALICE RAP four models of governance of addictions in Europe;
3. How to measure the treatment gap for psychoactive substances, including measures of need and of treatment coverage;
4. How to operationalize and measure whole of government and whole of society approaches to assessing policy;
5. How to better develop the concept of heavy use over time, and what this means for policy, clinical practice and classification systems; and
6. How to use margins of exposure (MOE) analyses as measures of policy outcomes - what policies lead to what changes in exposure that lead to what changes in MOE.
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