Community Assessment Reports

Milton Substance Misuse and Mental Health Indicators

Data collection is core to the MSAPC's mission.

Milton Coalition Community Assessment sub-committee.

Milton Coalition Community Assessment sub-committee.

The Milton Coalition's mission begins with discovery - learning about addiction and substance misuse problems which are specific to the town of Milton, MA. These studies reveal Tracking Indicators which help the Coalition to identify priorities and develop strategies. Data is acquired through surveys, forums and other means of direct engagement. We also collect statistics from our partner institutions and from publicly available governmental sites. Trained experts analyze the results and the findings are presented on this page.

The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition formed a Community Assessment/Data Collections committee in September 2015 to help understand primarily youth substance misuse in Milton. The committee identified the questions it sought to answer during the community assessment process, as well as the methods we would employ to answer these questions. In a yearlong process, we gathered both quantitative data (from reports and surveys) and qualitative data (from key informant interviews and focus groups). The quantitative data was reported in the Spring of 2016 (Community Assessment Part A) and the qualitative data was reported in the Fall of 2016 (Part B). The questions, Methodology and Key Finding are presented in the following graphic. Detailed material about Part A and Part B can be found below the summary graphic.

MSAPC Community Assessment Overview


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Laurie Stillman explains the Report.

Laurie Stillman explains the Report.


Milton’s Community Assessment Part B: Qualitative Data

Results of a yearlong analysis focused on youth substance misuse in Milton.  The qualitative analysis includes results from youth and parent surveys, seven key leader interviews, and numerous focus groups including of students, faith leaders, and athletic coaches.

Laurie Stillman presents Community Assessment findings to the Coalition audience.
Dr. Margie Skeer presents at the MSAPC September 2016 meeting

Milton Overdose Data

Data provided by Fallon Ambulance and the Milton Police Department (May 2017) indicate that drug overdoses are climbing in Milton.
 
2016                                    2015
43 (total)                            35 (total)
6 (fatalities)                        2 (fatalities)

In the first 3 months of 2017, there were already 11 overdoses. This number more than doubled since 2015. The great majority were in the 25-34 age range, with a concerning number in the 15-24 age range.  The overdoses impacted both genders, but more frequently males.