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Communities Talk 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.

Ready, Set, Go—2019 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings Have Begun!

The 2019 Communities Talk stipend cycle is now open! This year, the $750 planning stipends will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you didn't receive an invitation to participate in this year's stipend cycle, e-mail info@stopalcoholabuse.net to request your stipend invitation. Be sure to include your organization's name and website to speed up the verification process.

As you begin planning, remember to check out the resources that are available on the Communities Talk website in the following list.

Date: 02/06/2019


SAMHSA Blog Update: 2019 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking

Read the latest SAMHSA blog post from Luis Vasquez, LICSW, Acting Director for SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, to learn about the 2019 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative that will launch in late January.

Date: 01/24/2019


2019 Communities Talk Planning Stipends and January NASPA Conference

This year, SAMHSA will sponsor the seventh round of Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking. Beginning in late January 2019, a limited number of $750 planning stipends will be available to help cover the costs of planning and holding a Communities Talk event.

If you’re attending the NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Campus Violence Prevention Conference, you can attend the Communities Talk workshop, “Engaging Campuses and Communities as Partners to Address Underage Drinking: A strategic Framework” from 2:35 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday, January 18.

Date: 01/11/2019


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