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Prevention Practitioners
Public Health Professionals
1.5 hours
A Public Health Approach to Problem Gambling

Problem gambling is a public health and social justice issue that impacts individuals, families, and communities.

EDC's online A Public Health Approach to Problem Gambling workshop examines problem gambling within the broader societal context, including individual, community, and societal factors that influence problem gambling, the relationship of problem gambling to other problems, and populations at greatest risk.

Training Priorities


State and community-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and other public health professionals.

Learning Objectives
  • Define the nature of problem gambling in a broader societal context​
  • Describe the relationship of problem gambling to other problems​
  • Identify public health approaches for problem gambling prevention​
Training Content
  • Definitions
  • Societal context
  • Gambling harms
    • Physical
    • Emotional
    • Cultural
    • Financial wellbeing
    • Relationships
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Socio-ecological framework
  • Populations
  • Disparities
  • Equity