• Limiting Accessibility and Availability of Alcohol: Tackling the issue of alcohol access by providing detailed education around how to be compliant and run a responsible, community-driven business (i.e. improving carding practices, loitering, layout of stores, alcohol advertisements).


  • Impacting Policy: Working with local jurisdictions (L.A. City Council, Neighborhood Councils) to advocate for policy changes in alcohol-density issues by limiting new alcohol outlets and educating them about alcohol-licensing process


  • Changing Community Norms: Holding town halls to educate and engage community members to have a conversation about the scope of the alcohol-density problem, other substance abuse issues and how they can act.

Environmental Prevention

CoPALM and Environmental Prevention:

Environmental prevention is based in the public health model of affecting health-related behaviors by addressing communities. This approach emphasizes the broader physical, social, cultural and institutional forces that contribute to the problems within a community. Environmental strategies incorporate prevention efforts aimed at changing or influencing community conditions, standards, institutions, structures, systems, norms and policies.