Getting Started Planning a Town Hall Meeting
Welcome to Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking. This initiative is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as the lead agency for the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking.
Each year, community-based organizations including our national partners, community and youth-led coalitions, colleges, and universities nationwide, host events to mobilize their communities to prevent underage drinking. Since 2006, more than 8,000 SAMHSA-supported Town Hall Meetings have been held across the country.
Every two years, SAMHSA distributes planning stipends to organizations recommended by the National Prevention Network and other national partners to help local hosts increase the impact of their events. The next registration period for planning stipends will open in late 2017 for events being held in 2018.
It’s easy to get involved. Register today.
Received an e-mail invitation? Log in and complete your registration to stay informed of the latest news, resources, and the 2018 planning stipend registration process. If you’ve already registered for a 2016 planning stipend, you can update your event profile and event recap here.
Read our Planning Guides
The Quick Start Planning Guide includes everything community based organizations need to know to quickly and easily begin organizing a results-oriented underage drinking prevention event in their communities. Additionally, a Planning Guide for Colleges and Universities is available to support participation among institutions of higher education. Get started today!
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