Meeting Archive:
Leveraging Partnerships in Planning/Hosting a Communities Talk Event

This webinar highlights effective collaborations at the local and community levels to prevent opioid addiction and offer practical steps for those who are exploring partnerships with organizations in their community. Viewers will receive valuable information and resources to help prevent opioid addiction in their communities. 

Meeting Description:

Underage drinking adversely affects everyone in a community or on a college campus. As a result, it’s important to involve as many individuals in the community as possible in planning your event, including potential partners. Partners can provide a wealth of support for a Communities Talk event, such as recruiting or obtaining event speakers, offering a venue, and supplying volunteers.


  • Marion Pierce, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA (moderator)
  • Becky Carlson, Executive Director, Center for Prevention and Counseling, New Jersey
  • Sally Linowski, Associate Dean of Students, Off Campus Student Life and Community Engagement, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Allisyn Marks, Youth Commissioner, Placer County Youth Commission, Auburn, California

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how partnering with organizations can increase the reach and impact of your Communities Talk event.
  • Understand the strategic value of partnerships— what partners in your community will strengthen your prevention efforts and how to recruit them.
  • Learn how to cultivate mutually-beneficial partner relationships to achieve both a successful Communities Talk event, as well as maintain a long-term partnership to achieve lasting impact.
Date: Wed, Mar 20, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SAMHSA Underage Drinking Prevention Education Inititatives