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Environmental-Level Strategies
Campus or community-based

Establish minimum age requirements to serve/sell alcohol

Under this strategy, a campus or local or state government establishes requirements specifying how old someone must be to serve or sell alcohol. Requirements may differ by type of alcohol establishment (e.g., off- vs. on-premises establishments and type of alcohol—beer, wine, or spirits) and may include exceptions under certain circumstances.

  • Effectiveness: X = Too few robust studies to rate effectiveness—or mixed results
  • Cost: $ = Lower
  • Barriers: ## = Moderate
  • Research Amount: ** = 2 to 4 studies but no longitudinal studies
  • Public Health Reach: Broad
  • Staffing Expertise Needed: Policy advocate
  • Target Population: All students
  • Research Population: General

NOTE: Cost ratings are based on a consensus among research team members of the relative program and staff costs for adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a strategy. Actual costs will vary by institution, depending on size, existing programs, and other campus and community factors.

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