City of Gloucester Health Department

Moving Prevention Forward Across the North Shore; Reduce Youth Substance Use. Promote Healthy Development.

“This project aims to fortify and expand youth substance use prevention/positive youth development programs, practices, and policies across several communities in Essex County while developing a robust prevention infrastructure through a Collective Impact approach.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Gloucester, MA
AMOUNT: $330,000 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017

The phrases "Join the Conversation" and "Let's Talk Stigma" on either side of a microphone.


Join the Conversation: An Anti-Stigma Campaign

Back in the fall of 2015, a coalition of Erie County-based behavioral health providers, agencies, and funders began to take shape. The group, coming together as the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, dedicated itself to addressing the negative perceptions that so many continue to have about mental health challenges and people who deal with these challenges. … Continued