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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.

New SAMHSA Report: Full-Time College Students Drink More But Smoke Cigarettes Less Than Other Young Adults

Recently, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a report that offers critical insight into how full-time college students (ages 18 to 22) differ from others their age in their use of, and attitudes toward, various substances. The report becomes increasingly relevant as many colleges and universities begin the new school year.

Date: 09/01/2016


Measuring Success: Tips for Evaluating Your Events

Think about your community's top underage drinking prevention priority. Evaluating your efforts to address this priority can help you determine what is working well and where adjustments need to be made. More importantly, evaluation helps you quantify your success, which you can then share with attendees and the community at-large so they stay informed and supportive of your work.

Date: 08/17/2016


SAMHSA Releases New Resources To Engage Youth in Underage Drinking Prevention

An archive of a webinar and a new publication on engaging youth in underage drinking prevention are now available online. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsored the Partnering With Youth: Powerful Prevention of Underage Drinking webinar on June 15, which had more than 950 people register and more than 500 people attend.

Date: 07/27/2016


Get the new Guide to Youth Engagement in Underage Drinking Prevention Events

Youth and young adults have many ideas and opinions about the issues that affect their daily lives, including their health. The purpose of this guide is to help organizations effectively partner with youth to plan and conduct efforts to prevent and reduce underage drinking.

Date: 06/14/2016


Communities Get Talking About Underage Drinking Prevention; Get the New Planning Guide for Colleges and Universities

Hundreds of community based organizations, as well as colleges and universities, have successfully held Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings To Prevent Underage Drinking events across the United States to educate communities about underage drinking and to mobilize them around its prevention.

Date: 06/01/2016