Building Statewide Alliances to Reduce Alcohol Availability
This presentation will discuss the importance of organizing statewide coalitions (alliances), and the need for the prevention field to not only organize at the local level, but also at the state-level. The presentation will discuss the current policy trends occurring across many states to make alcohol more affordable and available, and what local coalitions can do to organize together to ensure that strong prevention policies remain in place and protect our communities from harm. Participants will learn the steps needed to start and sustain a statewide coalition, and presenters will share lessons learned from states who currently have statewide coalitions in place.
1. Participants will learn the importance and function of a statewide prevention coalition.
2. Participants will learn about the current US trends related to state alcohol policies being implemented that are eroding our local prevention efforts.
3. Participants will learn the steps needed to start and sustain a statewide coalition.