ADVOCACY

The Prevention Alliance advocates diligently for laws and ordinances that would prevent or reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs.
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Advocacy Committee

The purpose of the PAT Advocacy Committee is to identify emerging issues and empower policy and advocacy efforts for substance abuse prevention across Tennessee.

2019 Advocacy Priorities

The Advocacy Committee selects advocacy priorities yearly. These priorities issues are based on a survey of coalition membership so we can address issues relevant to our Tennessee communities. Once priorities are selected, the committee conducts research, creates educational resources such as white papers and one-pagers, and

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Legislative Updates

We track legislation related to substance abuse prevention efforts in Tennessee as they go through the Tennessee General Assembly. During the legislative session, the PAT legislative report is posted weekly to keep our members up to date.

Substance Abuse Prevention Day on the Hill

PAT’s Substance Abuse Prevention Day on the Hill is an opportunity for Tennessee coalitions to build relationships and talk about substance abuse prevention. We want our legislators to know that Prevention is efficient— the sooner we address issues, the more money, lives, and resources that are saved, and the better the outcomes. We want them to know we are behind them in their efforts to provide the best environment and healthiest communities for youth, families and community members.

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Advocacy Tools & Resources

Resources are compiled to support coalition advocacy by developing skills and evaluating advocacy capacity.

2019 ISSUES

  • Coalition Sustainability
  • Vapor Products
  • Marijuana
  • Alternative Pain Therapies
  • Prevention Curriculum in Schools
  • Local Control for Smoking Tobacco
  • Open Container Law
  • Regulation of Ketamine
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