Alcohol Use Disorders (156) Impact of health educational videos

31 March, 2024

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Dear Neil

Thank you for raising an interesting question "What works and what doesn't work to increase awareness of educational videos on alcohol and other health issues?". I've noticed a recent increase in interest in understanding what works and what doesn't work around the use of educational videos, (not specifically around alcohol) but often these are smaller-scale studies that relate to specific contexts. However, I came across a recent systematic review/meta analysis study abstract around video interventions around nutrition, health and use of health services that might provide some guidance.

*Boynito WG, Pauwels NS, Otayto K, De Henauw S, Abbeddou S. Effects of community-based educational video interventions on nutrition, health, and use of health services in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutr Rev. 2024 Feb 11:nuae004. doi:10.1093/nutrit/nuae004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38341801.*

For this group's information, Medical Aid Films is working with the WHO/EU Evidence into Action Alcohol Project (EVID-ACTION) to create a 3-minute animation based on the WHO/Europe’s most recent factsheet on alcohol and cancer.

( ) EVID-ACTION aims to inform European citizens in 30 countries about the harms from alcohol, including the link to 7 types of cancer, based on long-standing evidence and emerging data for Europe, and to shift their attitudes to lower and informed alcohol consumption. We will let the HIFA community know when the animation can be viewed on the EVID-ACTION webpage.

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