Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative

The Collaborative aims to address the issues of opioid use and abuse, and fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses in Massachusetts.

The purpose of the Massachusetts Overdose Prevention Collaborative Grant Program 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. Strategies and interventions 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 such as those developed during the previous SPF State Incentive Grant (SIG) - MassCALL2 Opioid Overdose Prevention initiative, and approved by the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS).

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. This program will also emphasize the integration of SAMHSA’s SPF model into overall prevention systems, to ensure a consistent data-driven planning process across the Commonwealth, focused on implementing effective and sustainable strategies and interventions.

The Massachusetts Overdose Prevention Collaborative Grant Program is funded by SAMHSA.

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