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A Public Health Approach to Problem Gambling Prevention

January 26, 2023
1:00 pm
– 3:00 pm EST
2 Contact Hours



Gambling has been expanded in Massachusetts in recent years, and many communities are not aware of the importance of using a public health approach to address problem gambling, the potential harms associated with it, and the populations disproportionally affected. This introductory training will explore the importance of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities, identify problem gambling concepts and terminology, and will categorize variables associated with an increased risk or a lower likelihood of problem gambling.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Apply a public health approach to problem gambling
  • Describe levels of gambling and their associated risk
  • Identify problem gambling risk and protective factors
  • Determine groups at disproportionate risk for developing problem gambling
  • Explore intersections between problem gambling and other behavioral health issues


Rebecca Bishop, MSW, Project Director, Massachusetts Center of Excellence for Problem Gambling Prevention

Contact Hours


Track and Competency Level

Problem Gambling
, Intermediate