Caribbean Civil Society Alcohol Advocacy Capacity Strengthening Initiative

by HCC

Aimed at creating a cadre of highly trained alcohol policy and prevention advocates. Supporters include Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and HAPI.

The Caribbean Alcohol Policy Network (CARIBAPAN) was recently launched. This online network led by HCC, was developed with the support of Health Action Partnership International (HAPI) and UK Health Forum (UKHF).

UK Health Forum and HAPI

In June 2014 the Healthy Caribbean Coalition and the Caribbean Institute on Alcoholism and other Drug Problems (CARIAD) signed an MOU aimed at strengthening Caribbean civil society alcohol buy tramadol pain advocacy capacity through the online platform CARIBAPAN – The Caribbean Alcohol and Policy Action Network. Read more about the partnership between HCC and CARIAD here.

CARIBAPAN is an electronic platform for connecting individuals, civil society organisations (CSOs) and other related organisations working in the field of alcohol advocacy and prevention. It is designed to facilitate mutual learning, strengthen individual and collective evidence-informed alcohol advocacy; and allow network of alcohol advocates to be better equipped to contribute significantly toward the development of Caribbean alcohol policy. The content of CARIBAPAN includes: resources; membership activities; events calendar; discussion forums; blogs; and polls.

CARIBAPAN growing membership includes The National Committee for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCPADD) Barbados; NCPADD St. Lucia; Eye on Dependency, Trinidad; Volunteers in Action Ministries Inc, St. Vincent & the Grenadines; National Council on Drug Abuse, Jamaica; and The Ripple Institute St. Kitts & Nevis. Membership is open to individuals and organisations (without linkages to alcohol or tobacco industry).

To join CARIBAPAN please visit and submit a registration form.