Alcohol misuse results in a range of health and social harms. According to the World Health Organization, alcohol is a causal factor in more than 60 major types of disease and injury, including liver cirrhosis, diabetes, some cancers, road traffic accidents, violence and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. In Australia, alcohol misuse is one of the leading preventable causes of death, illness and injury.
Understanding alcohol-related harms is important in determining how to reduce and prevent future impact. Together with the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), CAPR’s research discoveries can be promoted to inform the best, most effective alcohol-policy in Australia.
FARE identified the need for the establishment of a dedicated research institute that could focus on alcohol a priority, and commissioned CAPR to undertake its first piece of research in 2006.
Since this time, FARE has been the principal supporting partner of CAPR, with an initial investment of $3 million. FARE has recently obtained and committed a further $2 million, however to ensure CAPR can continue its world-class research into alcohol-related harms beyond the scope of this funding, it is seeking sponsors to provide further financial support of $2 million.
This additional funding will ensure CAPR can continue to grow and expand over the next five years.