Resources

Resource Library

Search our resource library to access a wealth of information to support your substance misuse prevention efforts. Use the drop down menus to search by resource type and/or prevention topic, or type a keyword into the search bar. New resources added regularly!

Resource Title Description Resource Type
How Health Departments Can Address Police Violence as a Public Health Issue: Recommendations and Specific Actions for Health Departments to Take to Help End Police Violence

Owing to the collective work of movement builders and advocates, the field of public health has begun to reckon with the longstanding and well documented health impacts of policing and incarceration. This resource includes 5 recommendations and specific actions for health departments to take to help end police violence.

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How to Conduct a Thorough Literature Search

Sometimes prevention practitioners cannot find a program, policy, or practice that is an acceptable fit for their community on a federal registry or searchable database. The next best place to look is in the peer-reviewed literature to identify other options. This handout provides a brief overview of how to approach searching through peer-reviewed or scientific papers. It outlines steps for conducting an unbiased literature search and includes tips and tricks for a thorough search.

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Human Impact Partners

Human Impact Partners transforms the field of public health to center equity and builds collective power with social justice movements.

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Implementing Promising Community Interventions

Information on illustrative interventions using various strategies for change.

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Implementing Social Marketing

This toolkit assists in developing a social marketing effort to promote adoption and use of innovations.

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Improving Organizational Management and Development

This toolkit provides guidance for enhancing your organization's governance structure and improving communication.

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Increasing Participation and Membership

This toolkit provides guidance for increasing participation and engaging stakeholders in change efforts.

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Injury Management: A Key Component of Prescription Opioid Misuse Prevention Fact Sheet

Recent legislation in Massachusetts requires that parents of middle and high school athletes and other adults such as coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, and school nurses receive educational materials on the potential dangers of opioid use and misuse. The educational materials shall also be distributed in written form to all students participating in an extracurricular athletic activity prior to the commencement of their athletic seasons.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) collaborated to provide action steps to help prevent opioid misuse and overdose among student athletes. This fact sheet also highlight resources for addressing possible alcohol or opioid misuse or addiction.

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Leadership and Management

Information about the core functions of leadership, management, and group facilitation.

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Local, State, and National Data Sources

This resource provides an annotated list of data sources that provide information on substance misuse and related behavioral health problems.

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Locating Data on Risk Factors for Opioid Overdose

Practitioners working on opioid overdose prevention efforts can use this tool to: learn more about behaviors they know or suspect are contributing to opioid overdose in their communities, in order to better target their prevention efforts; identify new sources of data to supplement those with which they are already familiar; identify proxy measures (that is, data alternatives) for factors of interest (if, for example, specific types of data are not available at the local level); identify potential prevention partners (for example, local hospitals and emergency medical services) who regularly collect data on a range of relevant factors.

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Making the Case through Media Advocacy: A Toolkit

This toolkit provides a compilation of tips and talking points for making the case for community prevention. They are based on Prevention Institute’s daily analysis of how the media is (and isn’t) framing community prevention. Using this information, you can expand and shift the frame of how the media depicts community prevention, to ensure that the whole picture is shown and that community prevention is framed accurately and comprehensively.

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Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) Guidance Document

This guidance document is a resource for municipalities, individuals, organizations, community coalitions, and other groups who are implementing efforts to prevent and/or reduce opioid misuse and overdose in Massachusetts, including those whose efforts are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS), and more specifically, grantees of the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative.

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Massachusetts Youth Health Survey (MYHS)

The MYHS is the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's (MDPH) surveillance project to assess the health of youth and young adults in grades 6-12.

It is conducted by the MDPH Health Survey Program in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) in randomly selected public middle and high schools in every odd-numbered year. The anonymous survey contains health status questions in addition to questions about risk behaviors and protective factors.

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MassCALL3B Office Hours: Strategic Plan Submission and Review Process

This session focused on the process to follow in submitting your strategic plan deliverables, what to expect in the review process, and answering any questions coordinators have.

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