Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Seminar
October 18, 2022
KI Center in Green Bay, Wis.
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Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Seminar
October 19, 2022

Virtual or In-Person
KI Convention Center, 333 Main Street, Green Bay, Wis.  

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Let’s Reenergize Alcohol Prevention Work! 

Join community coalitions, health care providers, public health officials, elected officials and law enforcement and learn the latest in research, policy and effective ways to reduce excessive alcohol use. We've got two great Keynote speakers: Sean Haley, PhD to talk about the challenges of working in alcohol policy and Carlton Hall to address the role of prevention and inequity.  In addition, there are 16 exciting workshops covering everything from Alcohol Age Compliance Checks, SBIRT, coalitions successes and topics such as the prevalence of alcohol in suicides, alcohol impact and costs, alcohol licensing, and much more!

Who Should Attend

Substance prevention professionals, coalitions members working to prevent substance use, law enforcement officers, municipal attorneys and judges, public health workers, health care providers, state and local government staff and elected officials, and those who want to reduce excessive alcohol use in their community.

Registration Information

2022 Seminar Fees: $165 In-Person Conference $95 Virtual Conference I  $35 Student

In-person registration has closed. You can still register for the virtual conference!   

You may view and download available speaker handouts and presentations using the conference portal. The print request deadline has passed.  

To register by check, please print 2022 Alcohol Policy Paper Registration Form and mail in with payment.

​Facilitating ADA supports is important to UWSP.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least four weeks in advance of the conference.  Please contact UWSP Continuing Education at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu

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To read session descriptions, please click on the grey drop-down menus below.

Please note that all sessions on October 19th will be available in-person and virtually. 

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

 8:30-9:35 a.m. | Welcome and Keynote with Sean Haley


Welcome provided by Maureen Busalacchi, Director of Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project, Comprehensive Injury Center, Medical College of Wisconsin.

Opening Keynote: Why Is Paddling Upstream So Hard and So Important?

Presenter: Sean Haley, PhD, MPH

The session will begin with a brief overview of changes to alcohol related policies and harms during COVID. It will then review the strengths and challenges, as well as what we know and do not know about evidence-based alcohol prevention strategies endorsed by CDC’s Community Guide. It will place that review in the context of upstream and downstream prevention strategies with a discussion of why broader population strategies tend be more effective but harder to enact compared to strategies that focus on individual education, enforcement, and compliance.

1. Participants will be able to explain strengths and challenges of various evidence-based strategies to reduce alcohol related harm.
2. Participants will be able to differentiate between “upstream” and “down-stream” prevention strategies.
3. Participants will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of population-based policy interventions and individually focused education campaigns.

 9:45-10:45 a.m. | "A" Breakout Sessions

Session A1 - Old Drugs, New Threats: How Alcohol Has Changed Since You Were a Kid & Why We Need to Talk About Policy 

Presenter: Melissa Moore, MPH, Certified Prevention Specialist,  Owner & Trainer, M3 Consulting LLC, Result Base Accountability Certified 

(Content Track: Alcohol 101) Alcohol continues to be the #1 drug impacting our communities and is one of the least likely to be plastered (pun intended!) in the headlines. One of the most dangerous phrases when it comes to prevention has to be “I did it when I was a kid and I turned out fine.” The physical, legal, social & economic impacts of alcohol misuse is a burden that is felt by every resident in communities across the nation. Attractive new products, acceptability of use, and the increased availability and accessibility of high content products continue to pose a threat to youth & adults alike. Understanding that alcohol is an issue in the community is one thing…but moving stakeholders and coalitions into sustainable actions is a whole other ballgame! There is no greater strategy than policy change. Knowing the politics and processes behind this change can help coalitions strengthen relationships with their policy makers and build momentum to move from simply talking about the problem to mobilize for action - without crossing the lobbying line. It's time to permanently park the mock car crashes & put away those drunk goggles to invest in what works for alcohol prevention in youth & promote the policies that have been shown to reduce access in your community.

1. Participants will learn the basics of alcohol misuse & addiction, including alcohol use trends across the lifespan.
2. Participants will learn about the latest alcohol products, counter messaging strategies, and how "the industry" has changed over the years.
3. Participants will learn where to invest their time, how maximize resources & relationships, and how to engage the community in what works to reduce the burden of alcohol without crossing the lobbying line.

Session A2 - Partnering with Law Enforcement to Implement Alcohol Age Compliance Checks  

Presenters: Annie Von Neupert, Project Coordinator, REACH, Wisconsin Certified Prevention Specialist, Calumet County, Substance Use Prevention Skills Trainer (SUSPT) and Sergeant Joseph Tenor, Calumet County Sheriff’s Office  

(Content Track: Enforcement and Policies) REACH and Calumet County Law Enforcement agencies have established a strong partnership to regularly implement alcohol age compliance checks county‐wide. The team has progressed from issuing warnings to servers who sell to now holding licensed establishments accountable through issuing warnings and citations to the alcohol license holders. In this session we will detail how REACH applies best practices to successfully execute alcohol age compliance checks, with an emphasis on relationship building, necessary planning, and follow up steps. REACH staff will share the progress made from their alcohol age compliance checks completed in the August and November of 2019, August of 2021 and May/June of 2022. Including detailed descriptions of each partners’ role, funding and costs, and how each partner follows up with the data. Participants will receive valuable resources and templates to utilize in their own area.   

1. Participants will understand best practices for implementing alcohol age compliance checks.
2. Participants will be able to identify key partnerships to establish alcohol age compliance checks.
3. Participants will be able to apply provided resources to effectively plan and execute alcohol age compliance checks, including follow up steps after checks have been completed.

Session A3 - Association of Alcohol Use on Traumatic Injuries and Development of Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Presenter: Colleen Trevino, NP, Assistant Professor and Nurse Practitioner, MCW, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, MCW 

(Content Track: Alcohol and Health) Discuss a study completed by trauma researchers at a level 1 trauma center looking to determine if trauma patients' risk for alcohol use disorder, depression, and PTSD, differs based on MOI and if these relationships varied across race, gender, and during COVID-19.

1. Participants will review the screening process for high risk alcohol use at a level 1 trauma center.
2. Participants will be able to describe the associations of gender and race on high risk alcohol use, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression in patients with traumatic injuries.
3. Participants will discuss pandemic effects on alcohol-related complaints seen in the emergency department.

Session A4 - Getting Things Done: Enacting Policy Change at the Municipal Level 

Presenters: Thomas Doughman, MA, LMFT, LCSW, SAC, Assistant Director of Counseling & Psychological Services, St. Norbert College and John “JP” Plageman, Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

(Content Track: Community Engagement) Local communities have unique needs and interests. A one size fits all approach is not helpful when enacting alcohol policy changes. This session will focus on some common aspects that local coalitions may encounter when improving community health. Participants will learn about the journey that the Brown County Alcohol and Drug Coalition for Change has taken to impact policy change at the local level. The Coalition has been in existence for 12 years, and recently merged with the Brown County Drug Alliance, which was formed over 25 years ago. The Community Health Initiative Project ( CHIP) initiative identified alcohol and drug misuse/abuse had been a key health risk in Brown County in 2010. The Brown County Alcohol and Drug Coalition for Change evolved out of this process. The Coalition has spent a good deal of time creating partnerships with local healthcare organizations, service providers, public health officials, law enforcement, educators and grassroots organizations. This session will describe how the coalition developed the strategy of using public awareness and policy change to improve the wellbeing of Brown County. We will describe how the public awareness subcommittee has developed a multifaceted outreach campaign. We will describe the coalition’s presence at Green Bay farmer’s markets via Market Yellow. Another initiative has been very successful with the Green Bay Packers organization called Section Yellow. Participants will learn how this sober support table at home Packer games came into being. Sober Green Bay is an overarching marketing platform the coalition uses to get our message out. Participants will see how all of these efforts work in concert to set the stage for policy change. The coalition has worked with local policy makers to improve the culture around alcohol and drug use in our community. The coalition has emphasized relationship building, and accomplishing small, but measurable changes in our community. A key to our success has been to avoid “mission creep” and stay focused on measurable successes each reporting cycle. Examples of policy change that we have participated in include, working with the City of Green Bay’s Protection and Policy committee to find ways to address over serving patrons, and enactment of a Place of Last Drink study in Brown County. Your community coalition may have different who’s, where’s, what’s and why’s. The goal of the presentation is to assist your coalition to identify the HOW of policy change in your area. The presentation is intended to be interactive and engaging for the participants in attendance..   

1. Participants will be able to identify at least two policy makers that are key to impacting change in their local community.
2. Participants will learn the importance of incorporating public awareness when engaging stakeholders in policy change.
3. Participants will learn at least two methods of engagement with local policy makers.

 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | "B" Breakout Sessions

Session B1 - An Introduction to SBIRT   

Presenter: Mia Croyle, MA, Behavioral Health Project Specialist, MetaStar, Inc., Behavioral Health Project Specialist, MetaStar, Inc.

(Content Track: Alcohol 101) You’ve probably heard of SBIRT, but wondered what the heck is it and why should I care? 

In this session we will discuss the key components of SBIRT and understand the rationale for implementing those key components of fidelity. There are lots of manuals out there that can tell you the basic steps and tools, but in this session we will peel back that first layer and give you a glimpse into what it is actually like to deliver SBIRT services in a medical office. You’ll leave with a simple 3‐step process for brief interventions and some ideas of next steps about how to generate buy‐in for implementing SBIRT in your organization or community.
1. Participants will be able to name the key components of SBIRT.
2. Participants will identify the rationale for universal screening and brief intervention.
3. Participants will list ways to promote SBIRT in your sphere of influence.

Session B2 - Place of Last Drink: Wisconsin Law Enforcement Perspective 

Presenters: Lieutenant Travis Esser, Marshfield Police Department and Chief Chris Hughes, Brodhead Police Department

(Content Track: Enforcement and Policies) Serving alcohol to an intoxicated person is already illegal in Wisconsin and across the country. There are tools to help understand where there are patterns of overserving or overconsumption. Understanding and implementing Place of Last Drink (POLD) data collection, analysis and action can help law enforcement, public health and or substance use coalitions work together with key stakeholders in the community address. The POLD can help identify where overserving of alcohol is occurring within a community. For example, POLD can point to parks that are problems for underage drinking, licensed establishments who repeatedly overserving their patrons, or festivals that cause alcohol related issues. The POLD model works to bring compliance or identify areas that need addressing in the community. The data driven actions can help reduce excessive alcohol use and are used to educate and bring licensees into compliance, identify problematic events (like festivals), provide educational materials on safe serving practices, and provide a constructive way to deal with these challenges.

Research reflects excessive alcohol consumption is associated with many health and societal problems including medical, psychiatric, social, criminal, and family problems. There are tools to help identify and understand patterns of overserving or overconsumption. Understanding and implementing a Place of Last Drink (POLD) program can assist in how data is collected, and how analysis of said data so that law enforcement, social workers, public health and or substance use coalitions can work with key community stakeholders in creating constructive ways to address the root causes of overconsumption. For example, POLD can establish there are problem locations, events, or times of year within a community, which lead to the overconsumption. This information can then be utilized to develop appropriate interventions such as educational efforts, media campaigns, and where warranted, increased enforcement or the creation of ordinances to address this problematic behavior. For instance, if a retailer or event has an identified pattern of overserving or selling to underage individuals, community stakeholders can focus on working with those retailers, or event sponsors to improve their service skills and procedures to reduce the incidents of overconsumption.

1. Participants will learn how some municipalities in Wisconsin currently incorporate Place of Last Drink (POLD) into their alcohol enforcement strategies.
2. Participants will identify partnerships, key stakeholders and support systems which have been important for POLD initiatives to succeed in Wisconsin.
3. Participants will describe how coalitions, law enforcement and other stakeholders can work together to use POLD effectively and address common concerns related to POLD.

Session B3 - The Prevalence of Alcohol in Wisconsin Suicides

Presenter: Sara Kohlbeck, MPH, Director, Division of Suicide Prevention, Comprehensive Injury Center, Medical College of Wisconsin 

(Content Track: Alcohol and Health) This session will explore the linkage between alcohol and suicide in Wisconsin. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in our state, and the second leading cause of death among individuals ages 10 to 34. The recent “Suicide in Wisconsin: Impact and Response” report highlighted the fact that alcohol is the most prevalent substance found on toxicology reports among individuals who die by suicide. Individuals who die by suicide may be using alcohol to cope with existing distress, or the use of alcohol may reduce inhibitions while increasing impulsive behavior, which may in turn lead to suicide, or both. This presentation will investigate the link between alcohol and suicide in Wisconsin, will review current literature on the impact of alcohol on suicide, and will offer public health-based strategies to mitigate the risks of alcohol use among individuals who are at-risk for suicide.

1. Participants will be able to describe the prevalence in alcohol in Wisconsin suicides.
2. Participants will be able to detail the linkage between alcohol use and suicide.
3. Participants will be able to summarize potential harm reduction strategies as it relates to the intersection of alcohol and suicide

Session B4 - Building Coalition Capacity: Sustainable Policy Change

Presenters: Betsy Roesler, MS, PS, CHES, Coalition Coordinator, Richland County, Sue Larson, P4P member and owner of New Day Counseling, LLC. Treatment Provider, and Julie Prouty, Alcohol Workgroup Chair and Ithaca School Superintendent.

(Content Track: Community Engagement) The goal of this presentation by the Partners for Prevention Coalition of Richland County will be to share their experience of creating community change. The coalition will share practical tips for building relationships and how to follow the Strategic Prevention Framework process without losing people along the way. Since 2018, the coalition has worked on alcohol policies in an environment where community readiness to address high-risk alcohol use was low. Based on a community assessment, the Partners for Prevention Coalition of Richland County's Alcohol Workgroup has identified four local conditions influencing the rate of underage drinking. Data from the assessment was gathered from various sources to identify priorities and understand the factors impacting youth.

Local conditions include:

  • Youth are drinking at community events.
  • Adults are drinking at youth and family events. 
  • Youth are drinking on private property with parents' consent.
  • Licensed liquor establishments are not consistently checking ID's.

Find out how the coalition made decisions on which local conditions to work on and how to avoid being discouraged when working in the alcohol environment, systems, and policies in rural Wisconsin.

1. Participants will discover how to increase community engagement around local alcohol policy especially as it relates to community events, social hosting, and retail practices.
2. Participants will increase knowledge and skills of community coalitions to implement prevention best practices and the importance of staying true to the SPF process.
3. Participants will share tools and policies enacted related to reducing excessive alcohol consumption, concrete steps coalitions can take.

 12:45-1:35 p.m. | Keynote Session with Carlton Hall

Keynote - The Fierce Urgencies of Now! Changing the Conversation about The Role of Prevention, Commercialization, and Inequity in a Time of National Crisis

 Presenter: Carlton Hall, MHS, President, CEO, Carlton Hall Consulting LLC (CHC) 

The role of prevention is critical in addressing addiction, which is directly and indirectly, impacting all Americans from coast to coast. The cost of alcohol use/misuse is high. But it's not that simple. Communities are still in the midst of an opioid epidemic, while addressing emerging challenges like rising vaping injuries and a meth resurgence, during a global pandemic. This session will discuss poly-drug misuse, racial disparities, and other social factors. The implications of creating an inequity among those who misuse, seek recovery and are exposed to the emerging commercialism. We will reframe perceived “gaps in the national conversation” as opportunities to change the conversation and offer “strategies” as critical skills required to specifically impact population-level reductions in polysubstance misuse and abuse with scale and scope in diverse communities.
1. Participants will understand the importance of addressing vulnerable populations.
2. Participants will be able to Define behavioral health disparities.
3. Participants will understand alcohol’s relationship between polysubstance misuse and youth.

 1:45-2:45 p.m. | "C" Breakout Sessions

Session C1 - Making It Happen: SCAODA Report in Practice In Wisconsin and Waunakee  

Presenters: Maureen Busalacchi, Director, Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW, WMCCA President, Waunakee Community Cares Coalition Board Chairperson, Village of Waunakee and Jodie Sorenson, WCCC Board Chairperson/Municipal Court Clerk, Waunakee Community Cares Coalition/Village of Waunakee

(Content Track: Alcohol 101) Since the introduction of the SCAODA Report, Moving Forward: Policies and Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Excessive Alcohol Use in Wisconsin, communities are implementing the recommendations.  Hear how the report is being used across the state and learn how communities are building the support for change in the alcohol environment. Further, learn first-hand how Waunakee Community Cares Coalition and the Waunakee Municipal Court system are implementing SCAODA recommendations including how working with the court system can be beneficial, how they implement an all-alcohol licensee training and their long record of Alcohol Age Compliance Checks.

1. Participants will understand various policies outlined in the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SCAODA) report on excessive alcohol use and how they are relevant to your community and what is happening around the state in implementing these policies.
2. Participants will learn how Waunakee has been implementing best practices including alcohol license renewals and use of Screening in the Court system.
3. Participants will summarize advantages of how working with the court system can enhance your coalition’s work with data, information, and resources from the courts.

Session C2 - Understanding the Licensing Process 

Presenter: Felice Borisy-Rudin, PhD, JD, Policy Analyst, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW

(Content Track: Enforcement and Policies) When it comes to alcohol licensing, Wisconsin is a local control state, with each municipality able to decide which businesses it licenses and which it doesn’t. Statutes only provide a bare skeleton for regulation – each municipality can create a process as detailed or simplified as it chooses. This session will outline the licensing process, the ways it can vary between municipalities, and best practices for making licensing decisions. It will provide up‐to‐date information on how and why you should take alcohol outlet density into consideration in licensing decisions. It will also discuss recent legal developments in Wisconsin that affect alcohol availability, such as cocktails‐to‐go, click & collect, and alcohol delivery. Learn how community members can become involved in the process and discuss equity issues that arise when licensing issues are heard.  

1. Participants will be able to explain the licensing process and local options.
2. Participants will be able to describe why and how alcohol outlet density and other factors such as overall availability should be considered in licensing decisions.  
3. Participants will discuss ways in which community members can participate in their local licensing process, and examine equity issues that arise along the way.

Session C3 - Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Across a Large Healthcare System in Wisconsin

Presenter: Paul Hartlaub, MD, MSPH, Medical Director, Primary Care Quality, Ascension Medical Group

(Content Track: Alcohol and Health) Excessive alcohol use causes significant premature mortality, both from acute causes such as motor-vehicle accidents, and long term effects such as liver disease. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has found that for those who screen positive for unhealthy alcohol use, brief behavioral interventions are associated with a reduction in this unhealthy use. 

Ascension Wisconsin is a 17-hospital, 1100-provider, non-profit healthcare system that made screening and intervention for unhealthy alcohol use a priority between July 2019 and June 2022, based on hospital community health surveys that indicated this was a prevalent community concern, and a recommendation by the USPSTF.

Partnering with Metastar, Ascension Wisconsin developed a standard screening and brief intervention process, along with supportive tools in the Electronic Medical Records. This was implemented throughout Ascension Wisconsin through provider and staff education and data feedback through a system-wide tracking scorecard. Details of the implementation and tools will be provided in the presentation.

The baseline screening rate is unknown as the processes were not in place to measure performance initially but tracking eventually showed a steady increase in screening rates during the intervention period up to 75.9% of 205,245 adults.

1. Participants will learn how Ascension Wisconsin structured SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment) around screening for unhealthy alcohol use.
2. Participants will learn how Ascension Wisconsin tracked and promoted performance around screening for unhealthy alcohol use.
3. Participants will Learn the trend in performance of screening for unhealthy alcohol use in Ascension Wisconsin and the estimated benefit to the community.

Session C4 - Waaswaganing: Lac du Flambeau Family Circles AODA Traditional Parenting Program 

Presenter: Brian Jackson, M.Ed., currently finishing D.Ed., Cultural Connections Department Head at Lac Du Flambeau Public School 

(Content Track: Community Engagement) Family Circles is an AODA prevention program for all ages that helps individuals and families to discover and strengthen their cultural identities. It uses the teachings and practices of traditional Ojibwe philosophies to develop holistic community wellness. During Family Circles, the whole family participates together in many activities, including theater, storytelling, outside winter games, language class, and more. The use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs is inconsistent with traditional lifestyles of Ojibwe people. Family Circles uses cultural teachings to promote Minobimaadiziiwin, the good way of life, within families and the community. 

1. Participants will understand the importance of building a strong family allegiance through culture and identity.
2. Participants will learn that revitalizing Cultural Values and Traditions center the connection to strengthen change.
3. Participants will learn to assist individuals and families in discovering and strengthening their cultural identities and developing holistic community wellness through the teachings and practices of traditional Ojibwe philosophies

 3-4 p.m. | "D" Breakout Sessions

Session D1 - Drinking Our Brain Away and Ways to Mitigate 

Presenters: Mary Beth Alvarez, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor Psychiatry, MCW, Behavioral Health and Sub-Specialty Clinics and Justin Schoen, MD, Marshfield Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center, Marshfield Clinic 

(Content Track: Alcohol 101) Take a moment to truly understand the biology of alcohol use disorder. Once you realize it is not a decision, you can then look at screening and monitoring, as well as societal impacts. Next, we will move to get a better understanding of treatment and prevention. Time will be allotted for questions with the panel to discuss options for now and moving forward.

1. Participants will learn how alcohol use affects the brain.
2. Participants will learn about treatment options for alcohol use disorder.
3. Participants will learn strategies for preventing alcohol use disorder.

Session D2 - State and Local Data for Understanding Alcohol Use, Trends, Policies, and the Burden of Injury  

Presenters: Constance (Connie) Kostelac, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director Division of Data Surveillance and Informatics, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW, Felice Borisy-Rudin, PhD, JD, Policy Analyst, Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW 

(Content Track: Enforcement and Policies) This presentation will provide background on trends in alcohol use in Wisconsin and how alcohol, and in particular excessive alcohol use, is associated with negative outcomes related to heath, injury, and violence. In addition, the speakers will provide practical information on data sources that can be used at the local level to understand alcohol-related issues that may differ across parts of Wisconsin, as well as how the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project, in collaboration with the Division of Data Surveillance and Informatics, is working to be a data-driven resource for understanding, responding to, and identifying prevention opportunities. The presentation will cover a range of topics including the Data Law Epidemiology Project, focused on tracking local alcohol policies to trends in injuries related to alcohol use. The presentation will also address the disproportionate impact that excessive alcohol use has both across areas of Wisconsin, as well as across demographic groups by race, ethnicity, sex, and age, among others. The intent of this presentation is to provide updated information data and related tools that may be useful in local prevention efforts across the state.

1. Participants will be able to explain trends in excessive alcohol use in Wisconsin at the state and local level and how alcohol use is associated with other negative outcomes.
2. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the law epidemiology project and how information on local alcohol policies may be useful to stakeholders across Wisconsin.
3. Participants will identify data sources that may be beneficial for local analysis of alcohol trends to support prevention efforts as well as policy and practice changes.

Session D3 - Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Session D4 - Meet in the Middle: How Law Enforcement and Coalitions Are Partners in Policy

Presenters: Clint Rowley, Sergeant, Patrol, Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Melissa Moore, CPS, Certified Prevention Specialist, Owner & Trainer, M3 Consulting, LLC

(Content Track: Community Engagement) Alcohol misuse impacts many areas of the community, and no one agency or organization can tackle it alone! This session will feature the perspectives from local law enforcement and coalition leaders who will share their decades of experience forging strong relationships to reduce the burden of alcohol. Whether it is the pairing of an enforcement action (ex. Alcohol Age Compliance Checks) and positive reinforcement/awareness building (ex. publicize those who did not sell alcohol to minors).  Additionally, supporting initiatives such as Place of Last Drink (POLD) can lay the groundwork for support of ordinance changes that can increase public safety and improve public health due to less excessive alcohol consumption. These relationships when built on mutual trust and a common understanding of the issues can help to ensure that best practices are employed to address access, availability and affordability of alcohol in communities. 

1. Participants will understand how law enforcement agencies are organized, who are the best points of contact, and how to align missions with community goals and activities.
2. Participants will identify approaches to engage law enforcement and communicate the benefits of involvement in local coalitions and/or community prevention strategies.
3. Participants will learn from decades of experience from experts in local coalitions who have successfully partnered with law enforcement agencies, in addition to law enforcement who took the lead in community prevention efforts. 

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The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates the 2022 Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Seminar for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This conference has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886840778-6288) for 5.5 continuing education contact hours. 

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