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posted Aug 1, 2012, 5:38 PM by Promise Center   [ updated Aug 29, 2012, 7:29 AM ]

Managing Alcohol Outlet Density to Reduce Youth Access to Alcohol    
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time: 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET

We will show the webinar during our regularly scheduled meeting. Meeting Location is Trinity Church on Univ. Pkwy in Johnson City We will be projecting to watch together.  

PLEASE arrive by 2:45 and join us afterwards for a brief discussion about what this means in our community.  

Speakers: · Michael Sparks, President of Sparks Initiatives and Diane Riibe, Executive Director of Project Extra Mile

Alcohol outlet density regulation is a science-based environmental strategy used to reduce or limit alcohol outlet density through licensing or zoning processes. Research has shown a strong correlational relationship between alcohol and violent crime. Research has also shown that when outlets are close together, more underage drinking occurs. By controlling the location of outlets, sales to minors can be discouraged and youth safety can be improved. Presenters will share information about regulatory strategies utilized in communities to manage alcohol outlet density in order to limit youth access to alcohol and improve public health, safety, and well-being by impacting crime rates, victimization, personal injuries, and fatalities. Presenters will also share information about useful resources to aid implementation of these types of efforts.

FOLLOWING THE MEETING we want to hear reactions and have some discussion about what this means in our community.  We will dismiss at 4:45.  

To ensure there are enough seats.  PLEASE RSVP to Joan 877-366-7593 - press "zero"