The objective of the Alliance is to bring together organisations and individuals, specifically policy makers, who have a shared interest in reducing the damage caused to health and wellbeing from gambling.
The Alliance will support policy-making and policy makers to address the social, economic and cultural factors that contribute to gambling harm and the inequalities in health caused by it. The alliance will seek to:
- Highlight the levels of gambling harms
- Engage and inform policy makers, Government, NGOs and public health communities in order to encourage a coherent and co-ordinated response to reducing gambling harms
- Promote evidence so it can be translated into practical steps
- Undertake periodic surveys and polling to inform GHA campaigns to increase awareness of the health harms from gambling
The Gambling Health Alliance will work to ensure that gambling disorder and the harms that arise from it are placed on an equal footing with other major public health challenges, focussing on prevention, early intervention, and increased community engagement.
The GHA will be developed using a model RSPH has already found to be successful and that has been established in relation to other public health priorities to create a broad coalition.
View the full list of members of The Gambling Health Alliance.
Read The Gambling Health Alliance Terms of Reference
Meetings of the Gambling Health AllianceGHA Meeting notes - 13 Feb 2020
Gambling Health Alliance meeting minutes 8 October 2019