EPISODE 08 – THE ALCOHOL ISSUES PODCAST
Episode 6 of Movendi International’s weekly conversation about the latest alcohol issues in policy and science and new alcohol industry revelations is now available on Spotify, Apple podcast and Podbean.
For this sixth episode, host Maik Dünnbier is talking with Nina Renshaw. Nina is the Policy and Advocacy Director at the NCD Alliance, based in Geneva in the heart of global health policy-making.
This week’s in-depth conversation
In his conversation with Maik, Nina talks about alcohol’s role as risk factor in the global NCDs tsunami and what the NCD Alliance is doing about it. And Nina shares insights into the advocacy environment during and after the coronavirus crisis with regard to attention to non-communicable diseases and their risk factors. We discuss some of the most recent scientific findings about the preventable healthcare costs of NCDs risk factors and shed more light on the concept of commercial determinants of health.
With Nina, Maik enjoyed a far-reaching conversation and some really deep dives into the topics of NCDs, alcohol, industry interference and advocacy for high-impact policy solutions. And to top it all off, Nina shares her powerful and inspiring thoughts on the most important advocacy issues.
Resources for the conversation with Nina Renshaw
- Healthcare Spending Attributable to Modifiable Risk Factors in the USARead more here…
- New Resource: Alcohol and NCDs – Harm and SolutionsRead more here…
- NCDs risk factors and prevention. Read more here…
- Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm: Unhealthy commodity industries and COVID-19, authored by the NCD Alliance and the SPECTRUM Consortium. Read more here…
More about NCD Alliance advocacy can be found here.
This week’s Alcohol Issues highlights
This week on the podcast, we highlight three alcohol issues that we think deserve special attention. In policy news, we talk about Canada during COVID-19 and how rising alcohol use is fueling mental health problems and what all that says about the country’s alcohol policy situation. In this week’s Science Digest we look at new research showing just how much healthcare spending could be prevented through policy action on health risk factors such as alcohol. And in the Big Alcohol Watch we expose how Big Alcohol uses the illusion of small-scale alcohol production in the Swedish countryside to lobby for the undoing of the successful Swedish alcohol policy model.
Listen to episode 6
Listen to episode 6 of the Alcohol Issues podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.
You can find the brand new episode on Apple podcasts, here.
You can listen to the latest episode on Spotify.
And you can find episode 6 of the Alcohol Issues podcast on Podbean, here.
All previous podcast episodes are also available on all platforms, along with show notes and more background material.