The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) asks that
Town Hall Meeting organizers provide feedback on each event they host. Acquiring
this information is important because SAMHSA is accountable to Congress and the
public for ensuring that its funding is used for efforts that achieve positive and
measurable results. Sharing the results of your event demonstrates the value of
Town Hall Meetings in helping your community engage in evidence-based prevention
of underage drinking. Your feedback also helps SAMHSA develop materials that can
improve the effectiveness of future Town Hall Meetings.
Within 1 week after their event, event organizers will receive instructions on how
to access and complete an online Organizer Survey for each event held. While all
organizations are strongly encouraged to complete a survey, organizations that accepted
a planning stipend agreed to complete a survey.
Participant Feedback Form
SAMHSA will be asking a number of randomly selected event organizers to distribute
40 copies of a Participant Feedback Form at their events. If your organization is
selected, please distribute the form to attendees and then collect the completed
forms, which should be returned to SAMHSA in the stamped, self-addressed envelope.
if you need the feedback form in Spanish.
Other Evaluation Methods
The Share Success
feature offers another opportunity for participating organizations to let SAMHSA
and others know about the ways in which their Town Hall Meetings are contributing
to underage drinking prevention. Organizations also can use this feature to upload
their promotional materials, meeting videos and photos, and copies of media coverage.