PAT White Papers

The white papers are useful tools in educating the public about our important priority topics. We hope you find these helpful in learning more about the issues that affect Tennessee communities.


Advocacy Update

The summaries of TN General Assembly Bills related to substance abuse prevention are updated weekly throughout the session. They are for informational purposes only and based on information at


Advocacy Resources

A video and links to clarify your coalition’s role in advocacy, how to advocate effectively, and the way advocacy can affect environmental change.


Advocacy Committee

The PAT Advocacy Committee was formed to facilitate the advocacy process throughout the year, field suggestions, and be the contact for legislative questions within designated regions. Out of this committee, Regional Representative positions were created to give more voice to the PAT membership, greater involvement in the advocacy processes of PAT, and allow for more reach across the state.