Alcohol Policy: Essentials for Prevention Practitioners
Tuesday, November 29, 2022; 10:00-11:00am
No fee to attend.
This training connects policy strategies to a comprehensive prevention approach. Building on the participants’ knowledge and expertise, the webinar will focus on critical ingredients for practitioners interested in working on policy. These “how” to implement policy topics will include but not be limited to defining public health advocacy, understanding the difference between public health policy advocacy and lobbying, and steps for initiating and updating alcohol policy in different settings, such as schools and community settings, and how to incorporate an equity lens into policy development or modification efforts.
Maureen Busalacchi is Director of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project. She has decades of experience in public health policy including serving as an alder in her local community. She currently is co-chair of Wisconsin Public Health Association’s Public Affairs Committee. She ran Smoke-Free Wisconsin and lead successful smoke-free air and tobacco tax campaigns. 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.