Alcohol Compliance Assessment Process (CAP) Tool

The Alcohol Action Network (AAN) developed the “Alcohol CAP” Tool so that volunteers in any state could document what happens during out-of-store alcohol purchases. The tool is an online form, easily completed by volunteers using a smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer. There are 20 simple questions that check for problems during an alcohol purchase. For example: Was an alcohol delivery left at a door with no contact? Was ID checked? Were “drinks to go” in appropriate containers? Were curbside pickup or take-out drinks placed near a driver? Volunteers can also submit stories and photos.

State Profiles

The Alcohol Action Network created state fact sheets containing data on alcohol-related harms. The fact sheets are available to Alcohol Action Network members only.

10-Minute Clinics

The Alcohol Action Network hosts alcohol policy experts who deliver short presentations on various alcohol policy topics. Recordings of these webinars are available to Alcohol Action Network members only.

The Four Ps of Environmental Scanning

The goal of alcohol environmental scanning is to identify your community’s risk factors that can contribute to underage or excessive alcohol consumption. Conducting a scan allows you to observe and document the 4 P’s: Price, Product, Promotion, and Place. Documenting these observations and pairing that information with other assessment data, such as youth survey data, allows you to create a clear picture of alcohol in your community. This resource provides guiding questions for conducting environmental scans using the 4 Ps.

Place of Last Drink (POLD) Data

This fact sheet discusses the goals of using POLD data, why they are important, considerations for policies, and tips and suggestions for implementing.

Environmental Scanning

This fact sheet discusses the goals of environmental scanning, why it is important, considerations for conducting environmental scans, and limited tips and suggestions.

Data Collection for Alcohol Policy Change

This toolkit was developed to help community organizations, state alcohol policy alliances, and substance use prevention coalitions identify, locate, and use data to support the implementation of alcohol policy campaigns.