Prevention

The Impact Quincy Coalition is a program of Bay State Community Services and has been in existence since 1991, delivering a wide range of substance use prevention programs. The coalition is represented by key stakeholders reflecting the diversity of the Quincy community.

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For more information on any of our Prevention programs, please contact Briana Keating at bkeating@baystatecs.org

Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC)

The SAPC is a collaborative of multiple communities (Braintree, Milton, Quincy, and Weymouth) working in partnership- with each other and our communities- to prevent youth substance use and help all young people in our community grow up to have healthy futures. The health and well-being of all youth is our responsibility— by working together we can have the greatest impact.

Check out our 8 Prevention Tips for Parents/Caregivers (Available in Brazilian PortugueseChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)EnglishFrenchHaitian CreoleSpanishVietnamese)

To learn more about youth prevention and how to support the youth in your life, visit www.rethinkthedrinks.com or follow us on Facebook at Rethink the Drinks

Contact: Anna Collins at acollins@baystatecs.org

Mass Call 3

Mass Call 3 works to prevent misuse of substances of first use.

To learn more, contact Anna Collins at acollins@baystatecs.org

Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)

The OD2A program aims to reduce and prevent fatal and non-fatal overdose for individuals experiencing homelessness and housing instability in the Quincy Area. In collaboration with community partners, we provide outreach; education on overdose prevention, response and naloxone; connect individuals to treatment and other resources; and offer continued support to those in need.

To learn more or get connected, contact Briana Keating at bkeating@baystatecs.org

Greater Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership

The Greater Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership (TFCP) prioritizes racial justice and community health over tobacco and vaping industry profits. We work with local partners to fight the industry’s historic and unjust targeting of specific groups, including youth, Black, LGBTQ+, and Latinx communities.

The TFCP collaborates with local partners to:

  • Prevent youth from starting to use tobacco/nicotine*
  • Protect everyone from secondhand smoke
  • Promote free resources to help people quit

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program, the TFCP shares resources, educates, and mobilizes the community in support of local tobacco policy in Greater Boston.

*When referencing tobacco/nicotine, we are referring to commercial tobacco (vapes, cigarettes, cigars, etc.) and not the sacred and traditional use of tobacco by some American Indian communities.

To learn more or get connected, contact Mary Cole at mcole@baystatecs.org or 617-777-5229

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Resources and More Information

Learn how the TFCP can support your organization and if the Greater Boston TFCP serves your town or city

Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program has information on vaping, smoke-free environments, quitting and more.

Get free help to quit by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW or enroll online

School Toolkit for Vaping Prevention and Quitting

No Menthol Know Why – learn why Massachusetts updated its tobacco laws

CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations

The 84 Movement, a statewide movement of youth fighting the tobacco and vaping industry’s unjust tactics in MA

Information for young people in MA about vaping and free quit resources

CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations

Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse offers free educational print material, no smoking and vaping signs, and the signs that stores are required to post if they sell tobacco products.

In collaboration with The Center for Strategic Prevention Support and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, we provide technical assistance and resources to Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) funded substance use prevention coalitions in MA.

Substance abuse and misuse impacts all family members. Children can be the most vulnerable as they may not understand what is happening in their family. This service increases children’s protective factors by using evidence-based practices to identify early intervention for children between the ages of 0-11.

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