Quick Start Planning Guide
As the lead agency for the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD), the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is sponsoring the next round of Town Hall
Meetings to prevent underage and high-risk drinking.
Since 2006, thousands of Town Hall Meetings held across the country have helped increase public awareness of and
action around the prevention of underage drinking. Community-based organizations and colleges and universities
that hold Town Hall Meetings are essential in leading the conversation and promoting the idea that underage drinking
is preventable. A concerted effort made by many community sectors is the key to making a difference.
Quick Start Planning Guide (PDF | 6.34MB) is intended to help you quickly and easily join SAMHSA, ICCPUD,
and other national partners in preventing underage and high-risk drinking by hosting a results-oriented event
in your community.
Check out these sections for ideas to help plan your event:
3 Steps to Completing Your Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking event Online
Profile (PDF | 1.9MB)
Planning Calendar and Checklist
10 Steps for Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking event Planning
Tell Us About Your Event
Town Hall Meetings in Action
Customizable Resources for Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking event Implementation