San Diego County Binge and Underage Initiative

The Binge and Underage Drinking Initiative (BUDI) is a project funded by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency to address the harmful effects of underage and high risk drinking by changing community policies, practices, and norms on the over-consumption of alcohol. Using a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy called environmental prevention, BUDI supports six […]

Applied Data and Research

Applied data and research is one component in a comprehensive approach to creating a shift in community norms and standards through environmental prevention strategies. Applied data and research refers to the strategic use of data and the latest research throughout the various phases of an environmental-prevention project. Applied data and research have many applications that change with […]

Enforcement

Enforcement is one component in a comprehensive approach to creating a shift in community norms and standards through environmental prevention strategies. Enforcement is broadly defined in an environmental prevention campaign include law enforcement, prosecutors, the judicial system and any other entity that monitors compliance or can impose penalties on those who are out of compliance with policies, […]

Young Advocates

Young Advocates To ensure young adults are actively involved in implementing the goals and objectives of the Policy Panel, Young Advocates formed. Young advocates are college-aged students working to create sustainable change in their communities by reducing alcohol-related harm. They develop and implement environmental prevention strategies designed to complement the work being done to advance […]

Community Organizing

Community organizing is one component in a comprehensive approach to creating a shift in community norms and standards through environmental prevention strategies. Community organizing is used to actively engage community leaders, enforcement officials/agencies, grassroots community members, youth and other organizations or groups in advancing the goals of the Policy Panel in communities throughout the county. Community organizing […]

History

History Today, the Policy Panel is made up of a General Assembly, comprised of community members, law enforcement, prevention providers, and County agency representatives; and Sector Leaders who serve as the group’s leadership arm to identify priorities, set goals and guide the implementation of the San Diego County Binge and Underage Drinking Initiative. The group […]