About Us

About Us


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

Binge Drinking – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration defines binge drinking as 5 or more alcoholic drinks for males or 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 1 day in the past month.

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.