259546 Getting to outcomes: 2012 town hall meetings on underage drinking

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tracy Elise Farmer, MBA , SAMHSA/CSAP/DSD, Rockville, MD
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) underage drinking prevention education initiative is keeping pace with changing technologies and audiences who use them with innovative tools to help communities network, collaborate, and connect their constituents with resources to reduce and prevent underage drinking. For spring 2012 Town Hall Meetings on underage drinking, SAMHSA is developing more Web-based features that coalitions and partners can use to mobilize communities around underage drinking prevention initiatives and the implementation of evidence-based strategies. Online videos, geolocator tools, interactive maps, live and archived interactive webcasts, widgets, public service announcements, and event registration forms will be demonstrated.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
o Explain how Town Hall Meetings have contributed to the progress in reducing underage drinking prevalence at the community, State, and National levels; o Identify and comprehend the nine environmental prevention approaches used to prevent underage drinking; and o Plan and implement a Town Hall Meeting in their communities.

Keywords: Alcohol, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the project officer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health System Administrationís Center for Substance Abuse Prevention underage drinking prevention education initiativesí contract.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.