Alcohol Policy 19 Conference
It is with much enthusiasm and anticipation that we welcome you to the nation’s capital for the Alcohol Policy 19 Conference, convened by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance.
We are looking forward to having you join us in April as we continue our focus on translating alcohol policy research into public health practice by building an evidence-based social movement.
The U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance was organized in 2014 by advocates across the country and is a coalition of state and local organizations working on alcohol policy and independent of commercial interests. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. On behalf of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance and the AP19 Planning Committee, we welcome you and know that you’ll have ample opportunities to learn from and connect with advocates, researchers, and practitioners from across the U.S. and the world.
As we gather for AP19, we mark forty years since the first alcohol policy conference was held in 1981. We continue to be amazed and inspired by the dedication, commitment, and perseverance of the professionals who make up the alcohol policy field.
This work requires a renewed dedication, focus and tenacity on behalf of our communities. As you join us in April, you will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with others like yourself who are leading the way in the alcohol policy field, in the face of myriad challenges. Together, our vision becomes reality as we build a social movement by moving from evidence to action.
Alicia Sparks, PhD, MPH
U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance
Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH
Boston Medical Center