Demystifying Alcohol Policy Strategies: Planning and Implementation

RECORDING: Demystifying Alcohol Policy Strategies: Planning and Implementation



This 90-minute webinar will provide details on how practitioners can plan for and implement effective policy strategies. This webinar seeks to demystify policy work for practitioners and increase their comfort with and ability to engage in it effectively. The presenter will explore model policies, including successful approaches to working across settings and the importance of partners and leadership.



  • Identify model policies and their essential components
  • Explain the role of leadership in policy development and implementation.
  • Describe the importance of understanding the opposition in policy implementation
  • Define strategies to counteract existing harmful policies.


This was a three-part webinar series.  Each session was recorded. The two previous session recordings can be found at the following links.

June 15, RECORDING: Policy and Prevention: Understanding Effective Alcohol Policy Strategies

June 22, RECORDING: How COVID Changed Alcohol Policy



Maureen Busalacchi 

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.

June 29, 2023
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