Webinar: Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse
Join the PTTC Network and SAMHSA for an upcoming webinar highlighting findings from SAMHSA’s guide, Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse. The guide will focus on evidence-based, community-level policies to prevent alcohol misuse among youth and adults by working to change or influence community conditions, systems, and behaviors.
Full Description of Guide:
Alcohol misuse is associated with a variety of harms, including multiple health conditions, crime, violence, and motor vehicle crashes, and is responsible for approximately 140,000 deaths per year in the United States. Approximately 70 percent of adults in the United States report drinking alcohol in the past year, as do 30 percent of youth under the age of 21. As rates of alcohol use and related harms remain high, communities would benefit from guidance on the most effective options to prevent and reduce alcohol misuse. This guide will focus on assisting communities to identify evidence-based policies to prevent alcohol misuse. Developed for policymakers, health departments, coalitions, prevention practitioners, communities, and other stakeholders, this guide will focus on evidence-based, community-level policies to prevent alcohol misuse among youth and adults by working to change or influence community conditions, systems, and behaviors. It will provide an overview of effective prevention policies that can be implemented at the local, state, tribal, and/or territorial levels and includes the available evidence supporting these policies and their implementation. It also includes key considerations and strategies for implementing and evaluating these policies while considering equity implications throughout.
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