The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) is a coalition of like-minded health and community organisations in Queensland committed to reducing alcohol-related harm.
Our aim is to identify and prioritise what needs to be done to achieve a cultural change that will reduce alcohol harms and improve the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders.
The QCAA is fashioned on the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA). It comprises a number of organisations within Queensland who have an interest in alcohol harm reduction and/or public health.
The founding members of QCAA are Healthy Options Australia, the Australian Medical Association Queensland (AMAQ), Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (QADREC), the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and Lives Lived Well.
Current members include:
- Australian Medical Association Queensland
- Collaboration for Alcohol Related Developmental Disorders
- Drug and Alcohol Nurses Australasia
- Drug ARM Australasia
- Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
- Healthy Options Australia
- Lives Lived Well
- Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Queensland)
- Salvation Army
- Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre
- Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group
- Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies
This broad-based Queensland alliance has come together to pool collective expertise and knowledge around what strategies are needed to reduce the harms associated with the drinking culture in Queensland.
The QCAA has prepared a plan of action for the Queensland Government which includes five evidence-based solutions to reduce alcohol-related harms.
The plan acknowledges that no single strategy will reduce alcohol-related harms, and so instead a range of evidence-based strategies are required to achieve the best possible outcomes. There is a role for the Queensland Government in addressing the availability, price and promotion of alcohol through state based legislation and regulation.