P2 Connecting Alcohol Policy Strategies to a Comprehensive Prevention Approach: Implementation
Unlike other prevention strategies, such as implementing a school curriculum, policy work can feel overwhelming due to the multiple stakeholders involved and the variety of activities needed to be successful. This webinar seeks to demystify policy work for practitioners and increase their comfort with and ability to engage in it effectively. The first webinar, Essentials for Prevention Practitioners, will focus on critical elements for practitioners interested in engaging in alcohol policy work. The second webinar, Implementation Essentials, builds upon the first and provides greater detail on how practitioners can plan for and implement effective policy strategies.
This two-part series on alcohol policy will provide prevention practitioners and their partners with strategies for identifying policies, mobilizing support, achieving alcohol policy change at the community level, and connecting policy strategies to a comprehensive prevention approach.
Maureen Busalacchi, is currently the Director of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project (WisAPP) at the Medical College of Wisconsin Comprehensive Injury Center. She has had decades of experience in public health policy and systems change as she ran Smoke-Free Wisconsin and lead successful smoke-free air and tobacco tax campaigns. She also chaired the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (SCAODA) ad-hoc committee which rolled out the report on how to reduce excessive drinking in Wisconsin earlier this year. She currently is co-chair of Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) Public Affairs Committee. Maureen is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences on advocacy, systems change and public health issues. Recently, she served at the Advancing a Healthier Endowment at MCW as a program manager advising in policy and systems change applicants and over 45 grantees. She served as an advisor to the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute and WI Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL), and a mentor for the Wisconsin Women’s Policy Institute. She has served on a city council and president of her children’s PTO and neighborhood association. She lives in Madison with her husband, daughters, dogs, and a large bird.