The How – A Proven and Practical Model to Guide the Development of Local Alcohol Policies

This is the third part of a 3-part series focused on alcohol policy. In collaboration with the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, this interactive webinar provides an answer to the question, ‘How do we do alcohol policy at the local level?’ The session will provide an overview of The 10-step Policy Adoption Model utilized by the Southeast PTTC.


Learning Objectives:

  • How to identify coalition strengths and challenges related to policy development and implementation; 
  • Understand the five internal steps of the Policy Adoption Model necessary to prepare a policy for public discussion, debate and support; and 
  • Learn the five external steps of the policy process with an emphasis on media advocacy, community organizing and post-adoption policy compliance. 


About the Presenter:

Michael Sparks

Michael Sparks M.A. is an Alcohol Policy Specialist and President of SparksInitiatives. His primary interest is in assisting communities to implement evidence-based environmental strategies to reduce alcohol and other drug problems. Among others, Michael is currently working with Wake Forest University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation and Health Foundation of South Florida on a range of public health issues. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the US Alcohol Policy Alliance. 



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Starts: Dec. 8, 2022 2:00 pm
Ends: Dec. 8, 2022 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
December 8, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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