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April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Recommended Toolkit

From the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center: Alcohol Awareness Toolkit: #ProofIsInTheNumbers

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. To raise awareness about alcohol-related harms and the importance of alcohol policy safeguards, we have launched the Alcohol Awareness Toolkit: #ProofIsInTheNumbers.

The Alcohol Awareness Toolkit seeks to do the following during the month of April:

  • Raise awareness about alcohol-related harms and the importance of strong alcohol policies using memes, and
  • Encourage engagement from prevention and public health stakeholders to strategically educate and inform decision makers about effective alcohol policies by providing easy-to-personalize, templated opinion editorials, letters to legislators and proclamations.

The Northwest PTTC is excited to bring these resources to communities in Region 10 and throughout the rest of the PTTC Network. We encourage our prevention partners to use the materials to raise awareness around the weekly themes to observe April as National Alcohol Awareness Month.

2023 Weekly Themes

Week 1: Harms to Others/Impaired Driving/Violence (April 2-8)

Week 2: Alcohol and The Economy (April 9-15)

Week 3: Alcohol’s Role in The Opioid Epidemic (April 16-22)

Week 4: Alcohol and Cancer & Excessive Alcohol Use (April 23-29)

Who Should Use the Toolkit?

There is something for everyone in the toolkit. Whether you plan to post the memes for the weekly themes or want to engage partners in submitting an opinion editorial about the importance of strong alcohol policy safeguards, or both, the toolkit is here to help you. From local coalitions to state public health departments and prevention coordinators, these materials have been designed with you in mind. Find the full toolkit here.