What the Milton Coalition is Doing

Currently the work of the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition takes place under the auspices of two committees.

1. Community Activities

The Coalition's table at CelebrateMilton 2015 generated significant visibility.

The Coalition's table at CelebrateMilton 2015 generated significant visibility.

This committee plans community activities and programs meant to increase awareness and reduce stigma around substance abuse and mental illness
Contact: Deborah Milbauer

2. Coalition Planning and Community Assessment

This committee works to collect statistics and stories from and about the community that will help us prioritize our coalition’s strategies as we formulate our coalition’s Strategic Plan.
Contact: Laurie Stillman

We are collecting statistics and stories about the Town of Milton to better understand our strengths, our challenges and our needs in addressing substance abuse and mental health.

Here is what we are doing.

The Milton Coalition placed highly visible signs throughout town to raise awareness of Milton't participation in the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program.

The Milton Coalition placed highly visible signs throughout town to raise awareness of Milton't participation in the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program.

  • We are collecting statistics on the prevalence of substance abuse and mental health disorders in our town to raise awareness and direct our efforts on the most pressing problems.
  • We will be tracking our progress over time.
  • We are holding focus groups (group interviews) with groups of residents (for example, students, parents, health care providers) to learn more about their knowledge, beliefs, needs, and concerns.
  • We are conducting surveys as a means of gathering community input.

How you can help.