Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2016 #279
ORDER ADOPTED
Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Cambridge Health Department and the Cambridge Prevention Coalition to discuss applying for a Youth Opioid Prevention grant to help further their work educating Cambridge youth on the dangers of opiates.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, TTSponsors:Councillor Timothy J. Toomey
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

It has come to the attention of the City Council that the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, utilizing $500,000 from a settlement with CVS Pharmacy, has announced the Youth Opioid Prevention (YOP) grant program; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The YOP grant is designed to support school-based prevention education initiatives to address opioid dependence and addiction in Massachusetts; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The AGO is accepting grant applications from entities that will implement either a sustainable prevention curriculum or prevention programming within a public school or public school district in Massachusetts; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Young people are particularly vulnerable to the risks of substance use and Massachusetts is experiencing a prescription opioid and heroin epidemic that has resulted in a 350% increase of opiate related overdoses from 2000-2015; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Cambridge Health Department and the Cambridge Prevention Coalition to discuss applying for a YOP grant to help further their work educating Cambridge youth on the dangers of opiates.

 

Meeting History

Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED