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Are you worried about overdoses happening in your neighborhood? Wondering how you can help prevent a fatal overdose? The Cambridge Public Health Department and AIDS Action Committee are supporting local faith-based organizations in keeping our community safe for everyone. Together they are offering a free overdose prevention and response training on November 6th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Faith […]

Are you worried about overdoses happening in your neighborhood or business? Wondering how you can help prevent overdose AND help your staff and customers feel safe? The Cambridge Public Health Department and AIDS Action Committee are working together to support local businesses in keeping their establishments safe for all clientele. Together they are offering free overdose […]

Have you been touched by the opioid crisis? Are you wondering what on-the-ground strategies are happening in your community, and how you can help? The OPEN Coalition is hosting a community summit on Tuesday, May 31st from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Highlander Cafe at Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave. Residents of Cambridge, […]

In response to the opioid public health emergency in Massachusetts, a four-city coalition is working together on strategies to prevent overdoses and raise awareness about prescription opioid safety. OPEN (Overdose Prevention and Education Network) is a coalition of fire, police, health departments, and community organizations from Cambridge, Everett, Somerville, and Watertown. OPEN is funded through […]

Have you been touched by the opioid crisis? Are you wondering what on-the-ground strategies are happening in your community, and how you can help? The OPEN Coalition is hosting a community summit on Wednesday, May 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Somerville Hospital cafeteria, 230 Highland Ave, Somerville. Residents of Cambridge, Somerville, […]

Please join us for Youth Mental Health First Aid on June 9th and 11th from 9 – 2pm at the Somerville Community Safety Building, 220 Washington Street, Somerville, MA. Please register by June 1st. This training is being offered for free to individuals who work and/or live in Everett and Somerville. Parking will be available […]

The Somerville Health, Police, and Fire Departments (in collaboration with OPEN) are celebrating “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” on Saturday, April 25 from 10am-2pm. Bring all unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications to the front lobby of the Somerville Police Station, located at 220 Washington Street in Somerville. Participate by disposing of meds and RECEIVE A $5 GIFT CARD TO DUNKIN’ […]

In collaboration with the Cambridge Police Department, the Cambridge Public Health Department will be sponsoring a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 25. From 10 am to 2 pm, bring unused or unwanted prescription drugs to the front lobby of the Cambridge Police Department, located at 125 Sixth Street in Cambridge.  Download the flyer here: […]

The next Mental Health First Aid training will be held at Cambridge Health Alliance’s Malden Family Health Center on April 8th, 9 – 3pm and April 9th, 9 – 12pm. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack – even if you have no clinical training – Mental Health First Aid helps […]

Mental Health First Aid training is part of a groundbreaking national education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Somerville is hosting a community training over three evenings: March 26, April 2, & April 9, 2015, from 5: 30 – 8:30 p.m. at the […]