Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative
The Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse Services under the MassCALL2 grant. The Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative, a component of The Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative, (BAOAPC), in partnership with High Point, provides primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention resources, including education, awareness, and support to the communities that we serve. High Point Treatment Center’s Prevention Services staff provides technical assistance to volunteers, in addition to promoting advocacy and working effortlessly to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders.
Grants & Funding
In 2008, the City of Brockton in partnership with High Point Treatment Center was awarded the MassCALL2 grant with the primary objectives of saving the lives of those in the community of Brockton suffering from opiate addiction and to create awareness about opioid overdose prevention.
Today, the coalition has expanded to become the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative, encompassing Brockton and the towns of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Rockland, and Whitman in a regional approach. The BAOAPC was the first funded cluster on the South Shore to address the issue of opioid abuse and overdose.
Strategies and interventions for our state grants must be consistent with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model, consistent with any available evidence-based practices or local best practices.
The Collaborative focuses on education, trainings, and outreach for individuals in active use, bystanders, and the community at large.
Massachusetts Overdose Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC)
The MOAPC grant program is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) to address the issue of opioid use and abuse and fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses in Massachusetts. The purpose of the grant is to implement local policy, practice, systems, and environmental change to prevent the use/abuse of opioids, prevent/reduce fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses, and increase both the number and capacity of municipalities across the Commonwealth addressing these issues. Additionally, this program seeks to provide financial support for groups of municipalities to enter into formal, long-term agreements to share resources and coordinate activities in order to increase the scope of this work and capacity of municipalities to address these issues among their combined populations
Partnership for Success 2015
The purpose of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Partnerships for Success 2015 (PFS 2015) grant program is to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse among high school aged youth across the Commonwealth. This grant program will target prescription drug misuse and abuse among high school aged youth (14 to 18) in 16 Massachusetts communities of high need. Together, these communities are home to nearly two million residents, approximately 30% of the total Massachusetts population of 6.7 million. They also include the state’s ten largest cities. The City of Brockton has been funded through the PFS 2015 grant. We will use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to implement evidence-based prevention strategies.
Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC)
The BAOAPC was awarded the SAPC grant on July 1, 2015, funded by BSAS, as part of a comprehensive approach to reduce the use and misuse of substances throughout the state. The SAPC grant specifically addresses underage drinking and other drug use from a regional approach. The collaborative towns, with the addition of Bridgewater, home to Bridgewater State University, will work to implement strategies that will have a sustained effect on prevention and reducing underage drinking and other drug use and the devastating consequences that can ensue.
Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant
The BAOAPC was awarded the DFC grant in October 2014 in partnership with the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office under a federal grant sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The primary goals of this grant are to Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce prescription opioid and heroin use among youth (18 years and younger). In addition, we aim to reduce prescription opioid and heroin use among youth and, over time, reduce prescription opioid and heroin use among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse