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Town Hall Meeting e-alerts are technical assistance newsletters to help event organizers plan, host, and evaluate events aimed at mobilizing a community around evidence-based prevention of underage drinking.

SAMHSA Hosts Communities Talk Webcast on February 1; Launches New Website and Opens Registration

Join the Communities Talk Webcast on February 1 at 2:45 p.m. ET, register now to receive a $500 planning stipend to support your Town Hall Meeting and learn about what’s new on the Town Hall Meetings website.

Date: 01/26/2016


Join the Communities Talk Webcast on Feb. 1 at 2:45 p.m. ET

Watch the live webcast from SAMHSA’s 12th Annual Prevention Day at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on February 1 from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. ET.

  • 2:45-4 p.m. ET: Communities Talk: Planning a Successful 2016 Town Hall Meeting Workshop
  • 4:15-4:45 p.m. ET: National Launch of the Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative
No advanced registration required. Visit the webcast page for more details.

Date: 01/14/2016


SAMHSA Announces 2016 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), together with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) and other national partners, will sponsor the sixth round of Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking in 2016.

Date: 12/14/2015


What’s Underage Drinking Have to Do With It?

For your 2016 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-supported Town Hall Meeting, knowing what’s uppermost in the minds of your target audience is the key to getting them to acknowledge underage drinking as a significant factor in the problems that concern them.

Date: 11/05/2015


What Works: Ideas for a Successful
2016 Town Hall Meeting

By the end of 2015, more than 60 Town Hall Meeting success stories will be available online to help and inspire those planning to host similar Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-supported events in their communities in 2016. These profiles highlight what has worked to make Town Hall Meetings an effective part of preventing and reducing underage drinking among families, neighborhoods, and towns large and small.

Date: 10/01/2015