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Town Hall Meeting Tool Kit

Town Hall Meeting Tool Kit- 2013
Curbing Underage Drinking

Planning the Town Hall Meeting Check List:

Overview
Checklist
Frequently Asked Questions


How to Organize a Town Hall Meeting:

Video Example This link is a videotaping of a live Town Hall Meeting. Although more formalized with three primary speakers, it has useful tools you may want to incorporate in your local event.

Map of Nationwide Events and Resources A useful link to connect with other state/national prevention specialists who are planning a Town Hall Meeting in 2013.


Spreading the Word-Media Tool Kit:

Media Engagement Basics
Promote Your Town Hall Meeting
Prevention Toolkit   See Below: These are great samples you can tailor to fit your individual communities.

Using the Media Samples in This Package
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Key Facts
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References
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Appendix A: Facilitator’s Guide
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Appendix B: Start Talking Before They Start Drinking PSAs
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Appendix C: Samples
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Sample Panelist Invitation Letter
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Sample Media Advisory
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Sample Pitch Letter
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Sample News Release
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Appendix D: Poster/Flyer
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Appendix E: Talking Points for PowerPoint Presentation
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Montana On-Line Prevention Resources:

Prevention Resource Center
ParentPower

  • Free Montana specific PSAs (radio and TV)
  • Montana Video: Keep Talking Montana, You Can Prevent Underage Drinking

Local/State/National Data:

Montana Kids Count
Too Smart to Start
Montana Prevention Needs Assessment
Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System


When Is The Best Month To Hold My Town Hall Meeting?

CADCA - Underage Drinking
CDC - April Is Alcohol Awareness Month
April 2013 Toolkit - Alcohol Awareness Month

Redefining the Problem:

Tips and Suggestions for Local Buy-In