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What are the password requirements? +

Passwords must contain at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, AND one of the following special characters: !@#$*()^~&;:=_

When registering, why is a secondary contact required? +

In the event that the primary contact is unavailable or cannot be reached at his or her registered e-mail address, a secondary contact provides an alternate way to maintain communications.

Intent FAQs

Is there a registration deadline to confirm my organization’s participation? +

All 2016 planning stipends have been distributed. The next round of stipends will be distributed for events in 2018 if funds are available, with registration opening in late 2017 or early 2018. Sign up for the Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking e-Alerts to receive news, resources, and registration information for the 2018 round of Town Hall Meetings. Remember, you can still hold an event during non-stipend years and register your meeting for 2017.

Is there a specific time period in which to hold a Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking? +

SAMHSA encourages underage drinking prevention event organizers to hold their events between March and May. However, Communities Talk event hosts can conduct their events anytime of the year. View the planning calendar, with a list of national observances. Or consider holding an event to respond to a timely community need or issue.

Is there a prescribed format for an event? +

No, there is no set format for an event. Events can be conducted in a physical location or via the Internet. They can also take several approaches. Sample ideas include a panel discussion, student presentation, roundtable, open-microphone community forum, or webinar. For more ideas, read the Success Stories on the Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings website. Creativity is encouraged, although SAMHSA expects Communities Talk events to:

  • Be open to the public;
  • Inform participants about the consequences of underage drinking and evidence-based measures to prevent it;
  • Encourage audience discussion of solutions to the problem;
  • Engage community members in pursuing prevention actions; and
  • Lead to results that can be measured and reported.

Profile FAQs

Are planning stipends available for 2017 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings? +

No, stipends are not available for this year. SAMHSA sponsors national Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings every 2 years. The next round of events is scheduled for 2018; SAMHSA will again be offering planning stipends if funds are available.

When registering, why is a secondary contact required? +

In the event that the primary contact is unavailable or cannot be reached at their registered e-mail address, a secondary contact provides an alternate way to maintain communications.

  • Create Account
  • Confirm Intent
  • Create Profile

We encourage you to register and host an underage drinking prevention event in 2017. Your event details it will display on our Find a Meeting map page, which helps showcase your local efforts on a national scale.

There are no stipends available at this time. The next registration period for planning stipends will open in late 2017 for events being held in 2018.

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Your username is the e-mail address used by SAMHSA to invite your organization to host a 2017 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting. It will also be your username when you log in.


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