About Us

About Us


The Alcohol Policy Panel (APP) is a coalition of community leaders from diverse sectors of San Diego County who convene to prevent binge and underage drinking through policy advancement.

The APP is facilitated by the Institute for Public Strategies, a nonprofit organization that specializes in population-wide upstream prevention. The coalition applies the latest research and best practices in the field of upstream prevention to its advocacy and strategy efforts.

A county where the role of alcohol is determined by its community stakeholders and not by the alcohol industry.

To advance informed alcohol policies that promote safe, healthy and thriving communities.

Binge Drinking – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration defines binge drinking as five (5) or more alcoholic drinks for males or four (4) or more alcoholic drinks for females on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least one (1) day in the past month.