Underage Drinking: What’s the Big Deal and What Do We Do About It?

RECORDING: Underage Drinking: What’s the Big Deal and What Do We Do About It? 


Dr. Toomey will provide an overview of why it is important to focus on prevention of underage drinking, a brief history of prevention work in this area, and suggestions for strategies that can be used by communities to reduce underage drinking. She will discuss the rationale for using strategies that reduce youth access to alcohol from multiple sources.



Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • describe major contributors to underage drinking,
  • progress in the U.S. in reducing underage drinking and related problems, and—
  • strategies for continuing to reduce rates of underage drinking and related problems.



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.

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