Community Assessment Reports
Milton Substance Misuse and Mental Health Indicators
Data collection is core to the MSAPC's mission.
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.
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2016 Milton Community Assessment part A: Quantitative Data
- Text of Report (PDF)
- 2016 Presentation Slide Deck (PDF)
- Report and presentation slides bundled in a downloadable .zip file
- Video of presentation: Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Facing the Facts (courtesy Milton Access TV)
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.
- Parent Survey Results (PDF)
- Presentation PowerPoint Slide Deck (PDF)
- Community Assessment Report Part B: Qualitative Data
- We are grateful to Milton Access TV for capturing and publshing a reprise of the presentation at our October 4 Parent Forum. View the program here.
Milton Overdose Data
Data provided by Fallon Ambulance and the Milton Police Department (May 2017) indicate that drug overdoses are climbing in Milton.
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.