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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) and to issue an annual report summarizing all Federal agency activities related to preventing underage alcohol use. HHS made ICCPUD a standing committee to provide ongoing, high-level leadership on this issue and to serve as a mechanism for coordinating Federal efforts aimed at preventing and reducing underage drinking. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) serves as the lead ICCPUD agency. The standing interagency committee comprises representatives from:

On behalf of ICCPUD, SAMHSA maintains this Web site as a portal to Government-approved materials on underage drinking. The site also gives information on the Federal plan addressing this issue, a catalog of related Federal programs, and other information.