Innovative Local Solutions in Public Health

We often see innovative policy solutions tested first at the local-level. In this webinar, you’ll learn about alcoholic beverage regulations in Montgomery County, the sole “control” jurisdiction in the state of Maryland and one of very few jurisdictions across the country to use this model. You’ll hear about efforts at the county level in Maryland to advance policies that make the food and beverage options on restaurant kids’ meal menus healthier, with a strategy of spreading these policies throughout the state —  with an eye towards a state-level law. We will also highlight the City of Berkeley, California, the first city in the nation to levy a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, as well as the first in the country to pass a healthy checkout policy.

Completed on August 22, 2022 at 2 PM EDT


  • Kathie Durbin, Alcohol Beverage Services, Montgomery County, MD
  • Stuart Berlow, American Heart Association
  • Holly Scheider, Scheider Consulting



This is the third webinar in our Local Control webinar series. For questions, please contact