The Community Prevention Services Program uses neighborhood-level collaboration and partnership to prevent and reduce poor health outcomes associated with substance use and abuse.
The goals of the community prevention office are:
- To increase knowledge and awareness about substance abuse issues that affect Boston communities,
- To promote and implement evidence-based environmental prevention strategies, and
- To build long-term capacity within Boston neighborhoods to address ongoing and emerging substance abuse issues.
Current focus areas of the Community Prevention office include youth prescription drug prevention, opioid abuse prevention, overdose prevention, and underage drinking prevention.