Provide Technical Support Secure Subject Matter experts, share data information about state and local substance use, prevention trends, and leverage resources.
Prescription Drug Take Back A number of police departments, some pharmacies and local partners are involved in providing permanent take back boxes where people can properly dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired Rx drugs so medications are out of harm’s way.
Communities Mobilizing for Change on Substance Misuse A community-organized effort designed to change policies and practices of major community institutions in ways that reduce access to alcohol by teenagers through coalition development.
Educate Provide current education on alcohol and other drugs to parents, teens, and the general public at community gatherings throughout the seacoast region.
A well-coordinated Continuum of Care includes networks of organizations, agencies and community members that provide a wide spectrum of prevention, treatment and recovery strategies and services. Led by a Continuum of Care Facilitator, SPHN’s Behavioral Health Continuum of Care efforts are focused on development of a Regional Continuum of Care (CoC) Plan based on a regional asset and gap analysis informed by regional network partner consensus. The CoC plan proposes regional actions to maximize awareness, access to information and to behavioral health (mental health and substance misuse) prevention, treatment and recovery services.
Continuum of Care prevention efforts in the Seacoast Public Health Network include:
Create, coordinate and deliver specific education and training to partners, stakeholders, and community partners including medical providers, school community members, early childhood educators, parents, and youth.
Coordinate and deliver training for community based Narcan distribution events.
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for community coalitions/task forces/education.
Convene partners and stakeholders to identify gaps, barriers and assets across systems of care.
Convene and conduct Young Adult Substance Use Focus Groups across the region.
If you're interested in volunteering to help with our events, contact: Maria Reyes Continuum of Care Facilitator