You’re invited for the 2016 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) invites you to join in the 2016 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative. SAMHSA has sponsored Town Hall Meetings every two years since 2006 to raise awareness about underage and high-risk drinking and to mobilize communities across the country to take evidence-based actions.

This year we are expanding prevention activities on college campuses, with a particular focus on engaging young adults, educators, and others. We know that as young adults transition—whether from high school to college or the workplace—they face increased peer pressure to use alcohol.

Help continue the downward trend in underage drinking by planning one or more Communities Talk events. A limited number of $500 stipends are available to support your event, and they are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact info@stopalcoholabuse.net with the name of your organization, contact name, e-mail address, and phone number by Friday, May 13. Your invitation to register will be sent soon after they receive your request.

Visit the Town Hall Meetings website and check out the tips and resources and success stories for creative ideas on how to get started. Download this flyer to learn more. Should you have questions or comments, email SAMHSA at info@stopalcoholabuse.net.