How to Leverage Partnerships for Communities Talk Events Webinar

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

How to Leverage Partnerships for Communities Talk Events Webinar

Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

SAMHSA’s Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives (UADPEI) invites you to join national experts on March 20 to learn about leveraging partnerships in planning/hosting a Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking (Communities Talk) event. This webinar will provide community-based organizations and institutions of higher education with the opportunity to gather recommendations and ask questions of presenters.

Underage drinking touches many aspects of a community or college campus so it’s important to involve as many individuals in the community as possible in a Communities Talk event.

Partnering with elected officials, law enforcement professionals, school administrators and educators, parent and student organizations, faith-based organizations, local media, and businesses can help increase a Communities Talk event’s reach and impact. Partners can provide a wealth of support for an event, such as recruiting or obtaining event speakers, promoting the event, offering a venue, supplying volunteers, and donating door prizes and giveaways.

This year, SAMHSA will sponsor its seventh round of Communities Talk. Since this initiative began in 2006, more than 10,000 Communities Talk events have increased public awareness and supported the efforts of community-based organizations (CBOs) to prevent underage drinking. Most importantly, these meetings have helped mobilize community action in support of evidence-based prevention practices. For more information about Communities Talk events, visit SAMHSA’s Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives’ page.

Join us for this free, interactive webinar, moderated by SAMHSA Public Health Analyst, Marion Pierce. 

Register for the Webinar


Becky Carlson, Executive Director, Center for Prevention and Counseling, New Jersey

Sally Linowski, Associate Dean of Students, Off Campus Student Life and Community Engagement, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Allisyn Marks, Youth Commissioner, Placer County Youth Commission, Auburn, California