Alcohol consumption among young people is a major focus of this program, as are injecting drug use, methamphetamine use, and sexual and reproductive health.
Through the Behaviours and Health Risks program Burnet is committing to making a major contribution:
- To promote improved health and wellbeing by reducing harms related to alcohol and other drugs and sexual and mental health
- To reducing risky behaviours related to alcohol consumption, with a particular focus on young people
- To reducing risky behaviours related to drug use, with a focus on injecting drug use and methamphetamine use
- To reducing risky behaviours related to sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on young people and key populations
- To reducing risky behaviours related to emerging behavioural issues arising from work in other programs
- To increase the capacity of health professionals, researchers, policy makers and the general community through education and training to achieve a reduction in harms related to alcohol and drugs in Australia and globally.