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Town Hall Meeting e-alerts are technical assistance newsletters to help event organizers plan, host, and evaluate events aimed at mobilizing a community around evidence-based prevention of underage drinking.

New Downloadable Quick Start Planning Guide Available

An easy-to-download version of the Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings To Prevent Underage Drinking Quick Start Planning Guide is now available. SAMHSA developed the Quick Start Planning Guide to help Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings To Prevent Underage Drinking event organizers successfully participate in the initiative. The guide offers a calendar, checklist, frequently asked questions, step-by-step registration instructions, and examples of successful events. Use this resource as your guide to planning, hosting, and reporting a town hall meeting in your community.

Date: 04/21/2016


SAMHSA Launches AlcoholFX, a New Educational App for Underage Drinking Prevention, During Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month is here, and Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse Day (May 17) during National Prevention Week is just around the corner. Read more about AlcoholFX, SAMHSA's new app for underage drinking prevention. Also, in honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, Frances M. Harding, Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, posted the blog When Communities Talk, Prevention Is Possible and the month’s important connection to the Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative.

Date: 04/18/2016


View the Communities Talk Webcast and Promotional Presentation; Get New Resources to Promote Your Event

An archive of the live webcast of Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 12th Prevention Day on February 1 is now available on the Town Hall Meetings website. The webcast includes both a workshop on how to hold a successful Town Hall Meeting and the national launch event. Slides from the workshop are also available to view and download.

Date: 03/18/2016


U.S. Surgeon General Joins SAMHSA and the Prevention Community to Support Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking

On February 1, U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., joined hundreds of other leaders and substance use prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day in National Harbor, Maryland. The day included a workshop and launch event designed to educate participants about Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking, as well as inspire participants to host, attend, or support a Town Hall Meeting in their community.

Date: 02/15/2016


SAMHSA Hosts Communities Talk Webcast on February 1; Launches New Website and Opens Registration

Join the Communities Talk Webcast on February 1 at 2:45 p.m. ET, register now to receive a $500 planning stipend to support your Town Hall Meeting and learn about what’s new on the Town Hall Meetings website.

Date: 01/26/2016