ICAP is a not-for-profit organization, supported by major producers of beverage alcohol. It is a resource for all those interested in alcohol policy worldwide. ICAP promotes dialogue involving the drinks industry, the research and public health communities, government, and civil society, encouraging them to work together.
Most ICAP publications are available online, and many have been translated in part or in full into several languages.
With an emphasis on drinking patterns and targeted interventions that can be tailored to particular needs, problems, and populations, the ICAP Blue Book offers a roadmap to policy development around alcohol. It consists of a series of Modules. Each Module addresses a specific policy area by laying out the essential elements to be considered, based on sound and balanced research evidence. At the end of each Module is a set of Policy Options (for a compilation of Policy Options for a range of topics, see ICAP Policy Guide: Quick Reference Guide to the ICAP Blue Book), a menu of elements that can be included in dealing with a given issue. Inclusion of the Policy Options is intended to give the Blue Book flexibility, allowing it to be adapted in response to cultural or situational needs.
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