Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking Requests Public Comment on Proposed Methodology for Alcohol Intake and Health Study

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) has announced a request for public comment on the proposed methodology it will use to complete its Alcohol Intake and Health (AIH) study. Public comments will help ensure the broadest evidence base and available data are considered in this study and that the methodology is scientifically rigorous. 

Learn more about the request for comment and the full AIH methodology. Those interested in submitting written comments must do so by Friday, August 2, 2024, by sending an email to

When providing public comment, the ICCPUD asks the public to consider the following questions:

  • Are the topic areas defined in the methodology sufficient for understanding the relationship between alcohol intake and health?
  • Is the methodology clear and transparent?
  • Are the methods proposed scientifically valid?
  • Are the risks of bias identified?
  • Are strategies to minimize bias included?
  • Are there other methodological approaches that should be considered to estimate the risk of alcohol consumption on specific health outcomes?
  • Are the methods proposed subject to major limitations? If so, what strategies could be employed to minimize these limitations?
  • Are there additional data sources that should be considered and/or included for a comprehensive understanding of the burden of alcohol-related diseases?
  • Are there specific scientific papers or research that should be included in the assessment of risk? or concerns regarding the overall methodology outlined in the document?
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