Substance Abuse Prevention
The MOAPC grant emphasizes the integration of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model and planning process for preventing substance use and misuse into local public health prevention systems, to ensure a consistent, data-informed planning process across the State focused on using culturally competent, sustainable approaches that will have a measurable impact on preventing and reducing opioid misuse and opioid overdoses in the five Merrimack Valley communities- Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover.
Massachusetts Opioid Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC)
Christine Castle, Coordinator MOAPC Grant Programming
The SAPC grant, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) focuses on decreasing underage drinking and other drug use in the Merrimack Valley communities of Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, North Andover, and Methuen. SAPC initiatives follow a data-informed process, engaging in a wide-variety of prevention and education activities, implementing evidence-based strategies and local sustainable “best practices”.
SAPC provides a wide-variety of activities including: “Life Skills” curriculum implementation, Substance Abuse Prevention forums for teens and families, Media campaigns targeting alcohol awareness and prevention for families and teens, Youth social marketing campaigns targeting youth attitudes towards drinking while promoting positive behavior and decision-making practices.
Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative Grant Program (SAPC)
Ana Javier, Coordinator SAPC Grant Programming