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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.

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The holiday season is a time for celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately, those celebrations sometimes lead to drinking and driving. Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America’s roadways. 

You can help prevent drinking and driving this holiday season with free resources from NHTSA’s national campaigns. These campaigns provide animated graphics, fact sheets, sample news released op-eds, and Spanish-language materials. 

Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Date: 12/06/2018


Start Planning for Your Communities Talk Event

What can you do now to get ready for your next Communities Talk event?

Date: 11/05/2018


SAMHSA Announces the 2019 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage 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. Many of you have held Town Hall Meetings since the beginning, and we’re grateful for your support. Community-based organizations and colleges and universities that hold meetings are essential in leading the conversation and promoting the idea that underage drinking is preventable. Your work is the key to making a difference.

Date: 10/15/2018


2016 Communities Talk Success Stories Now Available

Since 2006, Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking have brought together educators, health care providers, families, community leaders, local businesses, and youth to discuss the best strategies to increase awareness of underage drinking in their neighborhoods, strengthen or create underage drinking prevention laws and ordinances, and bring together all the diverse individuals, groups, and organizations necessary to move an issue forward.

Date: 07/13/2017