Kalgoorlie Alcohol Action Project (KAAP)

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: October 2004
  • Expected end date: January 2011
  • Completion date: August 2011
  • Funded by: AERF
  • Lead organisation:

This three and a half year project is undertaken as a partnership between the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University and the City of Kalgoorlie/Boulder. The Kalgoorlie Alcohol Action Project (KAAP) seeks to prevent problematic alcohol use and remediate associated harm in a community, which historically has had high levels of both. The project will undertake an integrated range of local intervention strategies that have been derived from sound research evidence. In order to increase local ownership a menu approach will be used, whereby the community is involved in selecting the mix of interventions best suited to local circumstances. The project will simultaneously conduct a range of early intervention, coalition building, media marketing, community education, skills training, enforcement and high risk group programs that address the individual, social and structural determinants of alcohol consumption and harm at the community level.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Sherry Saggers, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Andreia Schineanu, Curtin University

Professor Sherry Saggers
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1600
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Schineanu, A., Welander, F. and Saggers, S. (2010). "Don't wake up angry no more" The evaluation of the Norseman Voluntary Liquor Agreement. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9807054-1-6 [T202] Download PDF

Schineanu, A., Welander, F. and Saggers, S. (2010). Kalgoorlie Alcohol Action Project Intervention Evaluation 2006-2009. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9807054-3-0 [R248] Download PDF

Welander, F., Schineanu, A. and Midford, R. (2010). Attitudes and knowledge of alcohol related harm minimisation initiatives in a rural Australian city: a baseline survey. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17, (4), pp. 354-369. doi:10.3109/09687630903042435 [RJ691] View web page

Welander, F., Schineanu, A., Liang, W. and Midford, R. (2010). Digging for gold and coming up blue: a health survey in the mining industry. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 26, (5), pp. 389-401. [RJ744]

Midford, R. (2005). Kalgoorlie Alcohol Action Project: Working with a Community to Prevent Alcohol Problems. CentreLines, (16). pp. 3-5. [UJ132] Download PDF

Midford, R. (2005). The Kalgoorlie Alcohol Action project: Taking a whole community approach to alcohol problems. DrugInfo, 3, (3), pp. 3. [UJ122]

Midford, R. (2005). Whole of community alcohol prevention. Kalgoorlie Miner, Saturday 26 March 2005. pp. 8. [UJ123]