Advocate Institute

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

For the second time, we are excited to hold an Advocates Institute. Held the day before AP19, attendees will have the opportunity to learn strategies for translating alcohol policy research into public health practice in a setting with fellow advocates from across the country. Participants will learn from national experts with a goal to providing a translational emphasis in preparation for the science-focus of Alcohol Policy 19 immediately following the institute.

The Advocate Institute is open only to local- and state-level advocates from nonprofits and public health agencies with a commitment that they and their organization are free of commercial interests, including alcohol industry influence. Registration for the Advocate Institute is open only to those also attending and registering for the AP19 Conference that immediately follows the institute.
The institute will convene at 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 and again from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The Advocate Institute will conclude in time for participants to join AP19 when it begins at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

We look forward to having you join us as we build an evidence-based social movement together!


Alcohol Policy 19

The 19th in a series of conferences on preventing and reducing alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies.

The alcohol policy conferences are a series that, from its outset in 1981, has been a forum for researchers, community practitioners, and public officials to meet and exchange findings, explore evidence-based solutions, and consider adoption of policies aimed at minimizing risks associated with alcohol use. The conferences have been organized by governmental, non-governmental and private organizations over the years. AP19 is coordinated by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, a national coalition of local and state organizations translating alcohol policy research into public health practice and independent of commercial interests. Conference organizers can be reached by email at

The AP19 Conference is co-chaired by Dr. Timothy S. Naimi, Boston Medical Center and Alicia Sparks, Vice Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Abt Associates. The co-chairs are joined on the planning committee by Dr. David Jernigan, Boston University School of Public Health, and Nicole Holt, Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Texans For Safe and Drug-Free Youth. 

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