Local Prevention Initiatives

Community Grant Initiatives

Partnerships for Success (PFS) 2015 is a federally funded grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which aims to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse in high school aged youth. Malden's PFS 2015 grant is coordinated out of the Malden Board of Health and works in collaboration with several youth-serving entities in Malden and surrounding areas to achieve our goals, including:

  • Malden Police Department
  • Malden Public Schools
  • Malden's Promise
  • Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition

For more information, contact Leanne Bordonaro, Substance Abuse Prevention Outreach Manager.

Massachusetts Opioid Addiction Prevention Collaborative

Massachusetts Opioid Addiction Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) is a federally funded grant awarded by SAMHSA which aims to prevent opioid addiction and overdose deaths in 7 communities:

  • Malden
  • Medford
  • Melrose
  • Reading
  • Stoneham
  • Wakefield
  • Winchester

MOAPC is managed out of the City of Medford Office of Prevention and Outreach. For more information, call 781-393-2449.

Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) is a federally funded grant awarded by SAMHSA which aims to prevent underage drinking and marijuana use in 6 communities:

  • Malden
  • Medford
  • Melrose
  • Reading
  • Stoneham
  • Wakefield

This grant is managed out of City of Melrose Health Department. For more information, call 781-979-4128.

Healthy Malden & Everett

Healthy Malden and Everett (Healthy ME) is a federally funded grant awarded by SAMHSA which aims to prevent HIV and Substance Use in high school aged youth in both the Malden and Everett communities. HealthyME is managed out of the Institute for Health and Recovery.

Additional Information

For more information on these and other federal substance abuse and mental health programs and initiatives, please visit SAMHSA.