Policy and Prevention: Understanding Effective Alcohol Policy Strategies

Recording: Policy and Prevention: Understanding Effective Alcohol Policy Strategies



This 90-minute webinar will focus on defining alcohol policy, connecting policy strategies to a comprehensive prevention approach. The presenter will focus on critical ingredients for practitioners interested in working on policy in a variety of settings including schools, communities, and other organizations.  Additionally, the webinar will explore how to incorporate an equity lens in the development and modification of policy.



  • Define alcohol policy in a public health context
  • List the steps for initiating and updating alcohol policy in different settings
  • Consider ways to incorporate an equity lens into policy development or modification efforts
  • Describe the key stake holders and the importance of building strong relationships


This is a 3-part webinar series. Register now for the upcoming sessions using the links below.

June 22, RECORDING: How COVID Changed Alcohol Policy

June 29, RECORDING: Demystifying Alcohol Policy Strategies: Planning and Implementation



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

June 19, 2023
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