February 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual Event
Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center

Preventing Underage Drinking and Excessive Drinking among Adults through Alcohol Policy

An Interactive 3-Part Series: Why, What, and How


Webinar 1: The Why – Alcohol Policy: A Community Approach to Reduce Community Harms

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific

In collaboration with the Southeast PTTC, Center for Advancing Alcohol Science to Practice, and the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, interactive webinar #1 will detail the benefits of working on evidence-based, population-level strategies to make the largest impact on community-level harms associated with alcohol. Presenters will discuss the science that guides effective strategies and how the science relates to communities working on alcohol-related issues.

In this webinar, participants will explore:

  • The data associated with harms from excessive drinking and underage drinking in the US
  • How local conditions affect alcohol-related harms at the community level
  • The power of evidence-based, population-level strategies to address the community harms associated with excessive and underage drinking

Register for Webinar 1:


Webinar 2: The What – Evidence-Based Alcohol Policies to Reduce Community Level Harms

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific

In collaboration with the Southeast PTTC, Center for Advancing Alcohol Science to Practice, and the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, interactive webinar #2 details alcohol policy strategies that can be effective in reducing excessive and underage drinking, and their associated community-level harms. This webinar will cover a range of strategies and their levels of effectiveness.

In this webinar, participants will explore:

  • How alcohol policy strategies can address excessive and underage drinking at the community level
  • Which alcohol policy strategies are being used in communities across the country
  • How these policy strategies complement the prevention work already happening in local communities

Register for Webinar 2:


Webinar 3: The How – A Proven and Practical Model to Guide the Development of Local Alcohol Policies

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific

This is the third part of a 3-part series focused on alcohol policy. In collaboration with the Southeast PTTC and the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, this interactive webinar provides an answer to the question, ‘How do we do alcohol policy at the local level?’ The session will provide an overview of The 10-step Policy Adoption Model utilized by the Southeast PTTC.

In this webinar, participants will explore:

  • How to identify coalition strengths and challenges related to policy development and implementation
  • Understand the five internal steps of the Policy Adoption Model necessary to prepare a policy for public discussion, debate and support
  • Learn the five external steps of the policy process with an emphasis on media advocacy, community organizing and post-adoption policy compliance

Register for Webinar 3:


Who Should Attend:

Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.

Dates and Time:

States and American Samoa
January 18, February 22, & March 15*, 2023
04:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. Arizona
03:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. Pacific
01:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. Hawaii
12:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions
January 19, February 23, & March 16*, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae
09:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
08:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Republic of Palau
(view in your time zone)

*Due to daylight savings time beginning in March, please double-check the start time for session 3 in your time zone. 

Cost: Free!


Please contact Karen Totten ( for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele (

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