About Us

Who We Are

The Center for Advancing Alcohol Science to Practice builds the capacity of communities to use alcohol science for healthy, safe, and equitable neighborhoods through evidence-based, population-level strategies. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Alcohol Program, we are committed to preventing excessive alcohol use by creating more knowledgeable and connected communities across the nation – using alcohol science for the community good. The Center amplifies resources and increases capacity through strategic partnerships, delivers training and technical assistance with content-specific experts, enhances access to the science through development of translational tools, and supports implementation of effective strategies by state and local organizations.
We value our important partnerships with national organizations from the fields of prevention and public health, cancer research, consumer advocacy and education, law enforcement, and associations of public and alcohol control state systems.
We value our important partnerships with national organizations from the fields of prevention and public health, cancer research, consumer advocacy and education, law enforcement, and associations of public and alcohol control state systems.
Our Mission

Building the capacity of communities to use alcohol science for healthy, safe, and equitable neighborhoods through evidence-based population-level strategies.

Our Vision
Alcohol science for the community good.

The Center's Approach

Working with our national partner organizations and our cadre of experts, we are committed to being an unparalleled resource to communities and states as they implement effective evidence-based, population-level strategies to prevent excessive alcohol use. The following focus areas exemplify our dedication to using alcohol science for the community good:

Amplify resources
and increase capacity

Deliver training and
technical assistance

Enhance access to
the science

Support implementation
of effective strategies

Amplify resources
and increase capacity
through strategic partnerships

Deliver training & technical assistance with content- specific experts

Enhance access to the science through development of
translational tools

Support implementation of effective strategies by state and local organizations

Amplify resources
and increase capacity
through strategic partnerships

Deliver training & technical assistance with content- specific experts

Enhance access to the science through development of translational tools

Support implementation of effective strategies by state and local organizations

Our Approach
We are committed to advancing evidence-based, population-level strategies within our four focus areas:
  1. amplifying resources and increase capacity through strategic partnerships;
  2. delivering training and technical assistance with content-specific experts;
  3. enhancing access to the science through development of translational tools; and
  4. supporting implementation of effective strategies by state and local organizations.
Our Staff

Sara Cooley Broschart

Director
Seattle, WA

Diane Riibe

Associate Director
Chapel Hill, NC

Snigdha Peddireddy

Fellow
Atlanta, GA

Partnership Council

Comprised of national organizations affiliated with state and/or community partners, the council will serve as a collaborative body providing coordination to the provision of resources to states and communities addressing excessive alcohol use. The council includes a diverse set of voices committed to preventing excessive alcohol use with representation from the fields of public health; the medical community; city/county government associations; prevention, enforcement, and regulatory organizations; and legal alcohol policy stakeholders.

  • American Institute for Cancer Research
  • American Public Health Association – ATOD Section
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • ChangeLab Solutions
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • National Alcohol Beverage Control Association
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Liquor Law Enforcement Association
  • Network for Public Health Law, Northwest
  • Prevention Technology Transfer Center
  • U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance
Cadre of Experts
The Center connects communities and organizations to more than 30 experts who bring a broad range of expertise to preventing excessive alcohol use. Expert subject matter expertise includes the areas of translation of research to practice, alcohol outlet density, legal and policy, equity and social determinants of health/targeted populations, and implementation of evidence-based, population-level strategies.
Funding
This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $352,051 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Funding

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $352,051 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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