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Communities in Charge of Alcohol Conference: sharing early findings with key stakeholders, October 2019

By Suzy Hargreaves, CICA researcher As we settle into 2020 and look forward to a year of evaluation and analysis, it seems a good opportunity to reflect on an event we held in the Autumn of 2019 to share preliminary findings from the Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) programme. The programme was rolled out […]


CICA – A review of 2019

Liz Burns looks back over some of our CICA highlights from 2019… January:  At the start of 2019, we were well underway with our follow-up interviews with Alcohol Health Champions, local CICA leads, licensing officers, and commissioners. We invited people to review their experiences of CICA as each local area reached their 12 month anniversary. […]


Chief Scientific Advisor keen to learn from Salford experts in public health

Professor Chris Whitty, the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) lead, recently met with Salford experts in Public Health to learn about their research experiences. Professor Penny Cook and Liz Burns, were recent guests of the Chief Scientific Advisor who was interested in the CICA programme and their findings. Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Chair of UK […]


The launch of Greater Manchester’s Big Alcohol Conversation

On Thursday 15 November 2018, the CICA Alcohol Health Champions took a leading role at the launch of Greater Manchester’s The Big Alcohol Conversation. They shared the stage with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, Jon Rouse (Chief Officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership), Sarah Price (Executive Lead Population Health and Commissioning […]


Putting communities in charge of alcohol: a health champion model

Debate Discover Discuss ESRC Festival 2018 Almost a year to the day since Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) first rolled out across Greater Manchester, the University of Salford research team had the pleasure of running an ESRC Festival event in Manchester’s vibrant city centre. Our twilight session, on Tuesday 6 November 2018, was attended by […]