Webinar 2: The What - Evidence-Based Alcohol Policies to Reduce Community Level Harms

Preventing Underage Drinking and Excessive Drinking among Adults through Alcohol Policy

Webinar 2: The What - Evidence-Based Alcohol Policies to Reduce Community Level Harms


February 22, 2023


Webinar Overview and Objectives

In collaboration with the Southeast PTTC, Center for Advancing Alcohol Science to Practice, and the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, interactive webinar #2 details alcohol policy strategies that can be effective in reducing excessive and underage drinking, and their associated community-level harms. This webinar will cover a range of strategies and their levels of effectiveness.

In this webinar, participants will explore:

  • How alcohol policy strategies can address excessive and underage drinking at the community level
  • Which alcohol policy strategies are being used in communities across the country
  • How these policy strategies complement the prevention work already happening in local communities


Webinar Materials

Recording for Webinar 2: The What - Evidence-Based Alcohol Policies to Reduce Community Level Harms

Slide Deck for Webinar 2: The What - Evidence-Based Alcohol Policies to Reduce Community Level Harms (PDF)

Local Alcohol Policy Exploration Worksheet


Additional Resources 


Recordings for Other Sessions



Michael Sparks 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.




Sara Cooley Broschart leads the newly established Center for Advancing Alcohol Science to Practice. Sara is a public health leader with over a decade of experience in substance use prevention at local, regional and state levels. Contribution to community has been a driving value, and she is thrilled to work with communities nationwide in her new role. Her experience includes advising alcohol and marijuana regulators on policy and best practices, developing innovative methods to engage community voices in policy making activities, building a statewide alcohol policy alliance from the ground up, and establishing a health network in rural Nicaragua. Sara has done extensive graduate work in Cultural Anthropology and Public Health at the University of Michigan and holds a BA in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Virginia.




Snigdha Peddireddy is a Fellow currently supporting the Training and Technical Assistance Center and Alcohol Action Network. She is an early-career alcohol and other drug policy researcher with expertise in policy evaluation and statistical modeling methods. Broadly, Snigdha studies the impacts of structural determinants on inequities in substance use-related harms. She is a current PhD student at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Snigdha also holds an MPH in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in Neuroscience from Duke University.




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