Track D

Public Policy to Reduce Underage Drinking

Jordan Esser, BS, Community Initiatives Coordinator, DuPage County Health Department

DuPage County is one of 26 Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant recipients, charged with preventing substance use using environmental and policy change strategies. Through a countywide community coalition, the DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team (PLT), work has been focused on the prevention of underage drinking and parent hosted alcohol parties which is often times referred to social hosting. Conference participants who attend this session will be provided with information on how community collaboration and coalition work can lead to community change and resources and best practice policies that are effective in reducing underage drinking.