Harnessing Community Organizing to Enact Alcohol Policies


Dr. Toomey will discuss the key components of community organizing to achieve changes in the community to address a range of public health problems, including excessive alcohol use and related harms. These components include community assessments, one-on-one discussions, building action teams and leadership skills, creating an action plan, and implementing the action plan. The webinar will emphasize using community organizing to be strategic and move towards action. 




Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • describe the key components of community organizing and—
  • consider the application of community organizing to their work.




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.




You can access recordings and training materials from the previous sessions in this series using the links below:

September 20: Effecting Change through Alcohol Control Policies 

September 27: Underage Drinking: What's the Big Deal and What Do We Do About It? 




Photo: Traci Toomey

Traci L. Toomey, PhD

Traci L. Toomey, PhD is a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She serves as the director of the Alcohol Epidemiology Program at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the prevention of problems related to use of substances, including alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. Much of her research has addressed underage alcohol use and over service of alcohol. She has a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.


The Great Lakes PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.


Starts: Oct. 4, 2022 12:30 pm
Ends: Oct. 4, 2022 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
October 4, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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