Pennsylvania Coalition Funded by RWJF National Program to Reduce Underage Drinking Through Coalitions

Pennsylvanians Against Underage Drinking conducted statewide activities to reduce alcohol use among underage youth.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided more than $1.6 million for this project under its national program Reducing Underage Drinking through Coalitions from December 1996 through May 2005.

Key Results

  • Passage of two local mandatory alcohol server training laws in 2000 and a 2001 state law that created voluntary server training and provided incentives for licensees, such as owners of bars and restaurants, to participate in the training.

  • Working with the state of Pennsylvania to revise the Pennsylvania Liquor Code, which had not been comprehensively reviewed in more than 60 years.

  • Passage of a state compliance checks law in 2002. It was implemented in 2004.