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Addiction Support and Resources

Download Our Addiction Resource Guide | July 2016


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The purpose of the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) Grant Program is to implement local policy, practice, systems, and environmental change to prevent the use/abuse of opioids, prevent/reduce fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses, and increase both the number and capacity of municipalities across the Commonwealth addressing these issues.

The programs is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to address the issue of opioid use and abuse, and fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses in Massachusetts. Interventions are consistent with evidence-based practices of SAMHSA, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS), and Department of Public Health (DPH).

Each city meets monthly police, fire, school, healthcare, business, city officials, health department, behavioral health, and others to:

  • Train providers and prescribers on risk factors for opioid misuse and addiction, medication diversion, and effective use of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).
  • Provide training to behavioral health staff at identified treatment sites on how to educate clients in treatment of overdose risk, recognition, response, and prevention.
  • Provide information and training to users on the risk factors for overdose, overdose prevention, and overdose management, addressing the risk factors of mixing drugs, previous overdoses, and lowered tolerance.
  • Increase access to Naloxone to reduce fatal opioid overdose incidents.

Provide advocacy after an overdose to increase treatment involvement and enhance post-overdose care.

Year Funded: 
Cluster Communities:  
Website:
Contact:

Since 2007
Lynn, Peabody and Salem
www.lynnma.gov
Director of Public Health
781-598-4000

Treatment Resources For Substance Use Disorders

Levels of Care and Local Resources for Substance Use Disorders
Information Current As Of March 2015

The treatment of substance use disorders can be very complex; there are many levels of care and the treatment network can be challenging to navigate.  Substance use disorders are chronic and require long term treatment and a continuum of care.  There is no one treatment that is ideal for everyone; treatment must be individualized to the person’s specific needs and will often include involvement in additional services to support other challenges that they face, such as services for mental health issues, vocational needs, housing needs, medical care, and legal concerns.  Below is a list of some local treatment programs in Essex County and the greater Boston area. 

This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all programs.  For additional resources, you may contact any of the resources and services using labeled tab above.

Massachusetts 24/7 Helpline | Mass Substance Abuse Website

    • Or call (800) 327-5050
    • TTY Users (800) 720-3480

Treatment Locator | http://helpline-online.com/

    • This is a web based treatment locator, including types of services by location
    • Select “Find a Treatment Center”, then
      • Select a Service Category
      • Select One or More Services
      • Choose Area Search Type
      • Click Search

Learn to Cope | http://learn2cope.org/

    • This is a support network that offers education, resources, peer support, and hope to parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.  Also included is the provision of information on overdose, overdose prevention, and opioid overdose reversal training on the use of nasal naloxone.
    • Peer to Peer Parent Support Group Every Thursday, 7 - 8:30 PM, Salem Hospital, Davenport Conference Room 102A. Cost: Free

OUTPATIENT TREATMENTOutpatient treatment is provided in an office setting by professionals specializing in substance use disorders that includes assessment, participation in regularly scheduled individual, group, or family therapy, often in conjunction with participation in self-help groups.  Services are typically available to individuals who are dealing with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

Project COPE, An Affiliate of Bridgewell | www.bridgewell.org

66 Silsbee Street | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 581-9270, ext. 4107 for receptionist

Eliot Community Human Services | www.eliotchs.org

95 Pleasant Street | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 581-4460

South Bay Mental Health Lynn | www.southbaymentalhealth.com

181 Union Street, Suite J | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 244-1950

South Bay Mental Health Salem | www.southbaymentalhealth.com

35 Congress Street, Suite 214 | Salem, MA
Phone:  (978) 542-1951

Lahey Health Behavioral Services | www.lchealth.org

800 Cummings Center, Suite 266T | Beverly, MA     
Phone:  (978) 921-1190

North Shore Medical Cnt. Salem Hospital | www.nsmc.partners.org

81 Highland Avenue | Salem, MA
Phone:  (978) 354-4550

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT - Intensive outpatient services (including partial hospitalization programs) are provided by professionals specializing in substance use disorders and include regularly scheduled sessions in a structured program with a minimum of 9 treatment hours per week.  Day and evening programs are available.  This level of care is typically recommended for individuals who have a higher likelihood of relapse without close monitoring and support who may lack a supportive environment, but are able to manage their recovery with enhanced structure and support

Lahey Health Behavioral Services | www.lchealth.org

800 Cummings Center, Suite 266T | Beverly, MA
Phone:  (978) 921-1190

Bayridge Hospital Partial Hospitalization Program (for individuals with co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses and substance use disorders)

60 Granite Street | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 599-9200

MEDICATION ASSISTED OPIOID TREATMENT (METHADONE, SUBOXONE, AND VIVITROL)  - Methadone and Suboxone treatment is generally provided in outpatient settings and includes both dosing monitored by medical personnel, regular drug testing, and behavioral health care.  Vivitrol is a once monthly injection used to reduce cravings associated with alcohol and opiate addiction.  It is most effectively provided in conjunction with behavioral health services

Methadone

Habit OPCO - Lynn | www.habitopco.com

11 Circle Avenue | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 595-2413

Lahey Health Behavioral Services | www.lchealth.org

111 Middleton Road | Danvers, MA
Phone:  (800) 323-2224

Community Substance Abuse Centers (CSAC)

172 Newbury Street | Peabody, MA
Phone:  (978) 535-9190

Spectrum Health Systems | www.spectrumhealthsystems.org

184 Broadway, Suites 17 and 18 | Saugus, MA
Intake:  (800) 464-9555, ext. 1161

Suboxone

Lynn Community Health Center (also Vivitrol) | www.lchcnet.org

280 Union Street, 2nd floor | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 780-4984

Salem Family Health Center (also Vivitrol) | www.nschi.org

47 Congress Street | Salem, MA
Phone:  (978) 744-8388

North Shore Medical Cnt. Salem Hospital | www.nsmc.partners.org

81 Highland Avenue | Salem, MA
(978) 354-4550

Peabody Family Health Center (also Vivitrol)  | www.nschi.org

89 Foster Street | Peabody, MA
Phone:  (978) 532-4903

Vivitrol

Psychiatric Associates of Lynn

170 Oxford Street | Lynn, MA
(781) 268-2200

HKD Treatment Options | info@hkdtreatmentoptions.com

84 Highland Avenue | Salem, MA
Phone:  (978) 744-2999

DETOXIFICATION PROGRAMS Detox programs last anywhere from 3-7 days.  Detox centers provide care to minimize physical withdrawal symptoms and to keep individuals safe while stopping alcohol or other drug use.  Programs offer different detox medications and ideally will incorporate counseling and group therapy during detox to help with the psychological distress that the individual may experience as well.  These programs will also work with people to find post-detox treatment programs or to create a follow up treatment plan.  Detox only removes the drug from someone’s system and is not “treatment” for a substance use disorder or mental illness.  Detox may also be provided on an outpatient basis

Lahey Health Behavioral Services – Danvers Treatment Center | www.lchealth.org

111 Middleton Road | Danvers, MA
Phone:  (978) 777-2121

Lahey Health Behavioral Services – Tewksbury Treatment Center | www.lchealth.org

365 East Street | Tewksbury, MA
Phone:  (978) 259-7000

Lahey Health Behavioral Services – Boston Treatment Center | www.lchealth.org

784 Rear Massachusetts Avenue | Boston, MA
Phone:  (800) 763-5363

Dimock Detox |  www.dimock.org

41 Dimock Street | Roxbury, MA
Phone:  (617) 442-9661

POST DETOX OR TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES (TSS) – Formerly referred to as “holding programs”, post-detox or transitional programs are for individuals who have completed a detox.  They are short-term residential programs that accept people from detox facilities.  Caseworkers make referrals to other programs such as halfway houses and assist residents in getting to interviews for placement at other programs.  Also referred to as stabilization, the goals of the programs are to provide short-term clinical and support services, maximizing the potential for successful recovery, and providing the client with an understanding and acceptance of the need for continued treatment to prevent relapse. 

Lynn Transitional Support Services | www.lchealth.org

100-110 Green Street | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 593-9434

Tewksbury Transitions (Men only) | www.lchealth.org

365 East Street | Tewksbury, MA
Phone:  (978) 851-8776

New Hope Transitional Support Services | www.baycove.org

61 Redfield Road | South Weymouth, MA
Phone:  (617) 878-2550

Women’s Hope Transitional House (Women only) 

12 Chamblet Street | Dorchester, MA
Phone:  (617) 442-7800

CLINICAL STABILIZATION SERVICES (CSS) – Clinical stabilization services provide short term residential treatment, stabilization and comprehensive discharge planning for clients who either do not qualify for medically monitored detoxification or have already completed detox.  The program includes a comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, health education and monitoring, aftercare planning and follow up.  Length of stay ranges from 14-30 days

Post Detox Step Down - Clinical Stabilization | www.lchealth.org

111 Middleton Road | Danvers, MA
Phone:  (800) 323-2224

THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY (TC)Therapeutic communities are highly structured programs, typically for 6 to 12 months, but sometimes longer.  Individuals in this type of program include those with relatively long histories of drug dependence, involvement in serious criminal activities, and seriously impaired social functioning.  The focus of the TC is on the re-socialization of the individual to a drug-free, crime-free lifestyle

Meridian House | www.northsuffolk.org

408 Meridian Street | East Boston, MA
Phone:  (617) 569-6050

HALFWAY HOUSE OR RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS – These programs are long term (about 6-9 months) residential substance use treatment programs.  They offer housing, meals, and meetings in a safe and structured community environment with the goal of having each resident work on his or her recovery and learn the skills needed to establish a better quality of life.  All halfway houses include drug testing and case management services  andmany allow individuals to work or seek work while in the program.  Some programs are gender specific.  Note:  These programs rarely take people “from the street”.  They must be referred directly from a TSS, post-detox, or CSS facility to ensure  they are medically cleared.

Project COPE, an affiliate of Bridgewell | www.bridgewell.org

(Women only; includes beds for pregnant and postpartum women and their infants)

66 Johnson Street | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 584-8490

Ryan House (Men and Women) | www.lchealth.org

100-110 Green Street | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 598-1270

Lowell Recovery House (Men/Women) | www.lowellhouseinc.com

102 Appleton Street | Lowell, MA
Phone:  (978) 459-3371

Link House (Men only) | www.linkhouseinc.org

37 Washington Street | Newburyport, MA
Phone:  (978) 462-7341

Salvation Army (Men and Women) | www.salvationarmyusa.org

209 Broadway, Route 1 | Saugus, MA
Phone:  (781) 231-0803

SOBER HOUSING – Sober housing provides a longer stay than a halfway house with less structure, while maintaining a sober and safe living environment.  Sober housing serves as the interim between the halfway house and returning to an individual’s former life or full independent living.  Sober housing often requires drug testing, house meetings, 12 step meetings, and involvement in outpatient counseling; overnight guests are not allowed and there is a weekly pay systemNote:  Sober housing is not regulated and it should be noted that not all facilities offering “sober housing” are safe.  Research on available sober housing environments is strongly advised.  The facilities included on this list are known to include the elements listed above.

Bridgewell | www.bridgewell.org

534 Essex Street | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 599-3646

Rise Above

53 Lawrence Street | Salem, MA (Women only)
110 Eastern Avenue | Lynn, MA (Men only)
Contact:  Nicole White (781) 771-8199 or Justin (781) 389-5579

Sober Crossings

292 Chestnut Street | Lynn, MA
Contact:  Scott or John (888) 762-3703 or (781) 780-3807

Inn Transition (Families) | www.cahns.org

42 Washington Street | Peabody, MA
Phone:  (978) 531-9951

Grace House (Men only) | http://gracehouselynn.com

181 North Common Street | Lynn, MA
Phone:  (781) 913-2913

ADOLESCENT SERVICES – Outpatient and inpatient services are available for youth dealing with substance use disorders or related high risk behaviors.  A printable full statewide Youth and Young Adult Substance Use Services Directory is available.

Outpatient : Lahey Health Behavioral Services | www.lchealth.org

800 Cummings Center, Suite 266T | Beverly, MA
Phone:  (978) 921-1190

Youth Stabilization and Detoxification Programs

The Castle (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered)www.hptc.org

Highpoint Treatment Center | Brockton, MA
Phone:  (508) 638-6000

Youth Residential Treatment Programs

Lahey Health Behavioral Services | www.lchealth.org

Danvers, MA           
Phone:  (866) 705-2807

Pegasus House (Females, ages 18-25)

Psychological Center
482 Lowell Street | Lawrence, MA
Phone:  (978) 687-4257

HARM REDUCTION PROGRAMS– These programs are based on a Commitment to public health and human rights.  Harm reduction accepts, for better or for worse, that licit and illicit drug use is part of our world and works to minimize the harmful effects on individuals and the community.  Harm reduction does not attempt to minimize or ignore the real and tragic harm and danger associated with licit and illicit drug use.  Harm reduction services play a crucial role in the continuum of care for individuals who are using or experiencing relapse and keeps individuals connected to care and support them throughout their process.  Services provided by all harm reduction programs include:

  • HIV testing/Hepatitis C testing/STI testing
  • Overdose Education and Naloxone (Narcan) distribution
  • HIV and Hepatitis C risk reduction supplies
  • Referrals to substance use treatment and transportation
  • Risk reduction counseling for substance users
  • Resources for families and loved ones of substance users

Healthy Streets Outreach Program (also provide proper syringe disposal, medical case management, and referral to medical care and mental health care)

100 Willow Street, 2nd floor
Lynn, MA
Phone:  (339) 440-5633

Boston Needle Exchange Program (also provide syringe exchange)

Boston Public Health Commission
775 Albany Street, 1st floor
Boston, MA
Phone:  (617) 534-3976

Cambridge Needle Exchange Program (also provide syringe exchange)

359 Green Street
Cambridge, MA
Phone:  (617) 599-0246

Download This Guide | PDF Format Here

Other Resources
New England Addiction Outreach | Facebook Page
Mass.Gov Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources Page

MASS CALL2/ Project Cope
As a Mass CALL2 Community, the Lynn Public Health Division works with Project COPE  to reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose in the community through strategic planning and outreach.  These efforts are made possible through partnerships with key stakeholders, such as substance abuse service providers, law enforcement, emergency responders, physicians, pharmacists, parents, and members of the recovering community.

Partnership for Success II
Lynn Public Health Division will be implementing a program in 2013 aimed at drug abuse prevention.  Specifically, the program will work towards preventing prescription drug abuse among youths aged 12-17, and young adults aged 18-25.

 

North Shore/Cape Ann Tobacco Alcohol Policy Program (NS/CA TAPP)
A program of Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program (MTCP)

NS/CA TAPP is a 15 community collaborative comprised of the host community of the City of Lynn and also, Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Manchester, Marblehead, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott and Wenham.

NS/CA TAPP offers Boards of Health assistance in promoting policies to reduce tobacco and nicotine access, initiation and exposure to second hand smoke. Also, provides education and enforcement of local, state and federal law that govern tobacco and nicotine products. Additionally, help those who are trying to quit using tobacco and nicotine products find program that can assist in quitting.

Additional Resources: http://makesmokinghistory.org/ http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/mtcp/

Contact:
Joyce Redford, M.Ed., NS/CA TAPP Director
Peter King, NS/CA TAPP - FDA Compliance Officer
Office (781) 586-6821

SAPC | Environmental Strategies to Reduce Underage Drinking

The SAPC grant is a grant focusing primarily on underage drinking and marijuana use prevention. We just finished a needs assessment, and we are in the process of making a strategic plan. Click here for detailed information and further resources.

The Lynn Public Health Division works in partnership with Girls Inc. of Lynn to reduce underage drinking by decreasing the availability of alcohol to minors from licensed outlets in the community, older friends, relatives, at home, parties, and from strangers. This initiative also works to improve negative social norms around underage drinking, the perception of alcohol use by minors, as well as disapproval by community members.

Lynn RX Take Back Program

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
April 30th, 2016 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This will be held at the Lynn Police Station, 300 Washington Street from 10 AM until 2 PM. This event is in partnership with the ISD Public Health Division and Lynn Police Department.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Before Someone Else Does


Over 5000 children under the age of 6 are poisoned annually by accidental exposure to prescription medications. One in five teens today report abusing prescription medications to “get high.”

More than three in five teens say prescription pain relievers are easy to get from parents' medicine cabinets; half of teens say they are easy to get through other peoples prescriptions. More than 100 different pharmaceuticals have been detected in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and streams throughout the world.

For more information call the Lynn Health Department at (781) 598-4000

Bring unused or expired medications to the Lynn Police Station Lobby

A collection box is located in the lobby of at the Lynn Police station for year round access. This program allows individuals to drop items for disposal into a secure container. Drop-offs can be performed 24 hours a day and are completely
confidential.

Items to be collected include:
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication | Medication Samples | Vitamins
Veterinary Medications | Narcotics | Liquid Medications

Items that are not to be accepted include:
Needles (needle disposal site housed in City Hall Health Clinic)
Thermometers (collected by Health Dept. City Hall)
IV Bags | Personal Care Products | Inhalers

Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance (LFFA)

LFFA has successfully made some positive changes in Lynn. Most recently, we drafted and passed a policy that streamlines the building of a community garden on city-owned property in Lynn; we are working with community partners to increase the number of gardens up and running in the City.Through the trans fat ban proposed, implemented and enforced by the Lynn Public Health Department, virtually all of Lynn restaurants are trans fat free. Mile markers placed through the work of the members of the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance along Lynn Shore Drive encourages Lynn residents to get physically active. LFFA also successfully drafted a grant to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to establish and open a Baby Café at the Lynn Community Health Center. The Baby Café, staffed by a lactation consultant and a Spanish interpreter, provides breastfeeding support twice a week at the Lynn Community Health Center.

To learn more about our various initiatives, please see the progrma information below. You can also visit our webpage: lynnfoodandfitness.com, or check out Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance on Facebook.

For more information, please contact: Alex Freedman, Director
lynnfoodandfitness@gmail.com

Mass in Motion Lynn

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Through a four-year gift from North Shore Medical Center and Partners HealthCare, Lynn is a Mass in Motion community. Mass in Motion, an initiative of the Mass Department of Public Health, is focused on promoting healthy eating and active living by changing the environment in which we live, work and play. The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance (hereinafter, LFFA) works on the Mass in Motion mission by creating policy, system and environmental changes to increase the availability of healthy food and the opportunity to be physically active in Lynn.

Driven by a coalition of community stakeholders from government, non-profits, community organizations, North Shore Community College, and Lynn Community Health Center, LFFA currently works on a variety of initiatives. The youth members of our Lynn Youth Health Alliance, facilitated by our SCI AmeriCorps Youth Leadership Coordinator, recruit the owners of corner stores and convenience stores to sell and increase the prominence of healthy food options to customers. We organize park cleanups throughout the City, ensuring that interested residents and groups get a park to clean if requested. We promote increasing walking and biking safely to school through Safe Routes to Schools by working with each school individually. Finally, we use social media and our website to educate on issues related to public health, healthy eating and physical activity.

Lynn Community Gardens

In Spring 2015, the Park Commission approved processes for applying to run community gardens on City park lands. As a result, Lynn encourages residents to establish, manage, and maintain their own community garden sites on City-owned parks. Below are instructions and steps to create a new community garden on a Lynn park.

Community gardens are cultivated and maintained spaces where volunteers work collectively to achieve a common goal of growing fresh, healthy produce in our city. Currently the City has four active community gardens, run by various community and City groups.

Visit our Community Gardens website for more info and documents.

City of Lynn Public Health Clinic

Located on the first floor of City Hall, Room 103

The Lynn Health Clinic supports the Public Health Division’s public health efforts by providing basic immunization services. Seasonal flu clinics are held each year and are open to all Lynn residents.  Visit our Seasonal Resources webpage for more information and schedules.

The Health Clinic also holds school immunization clinics twice a week:

  • Tuesdays from 5 -7 PM in the Clinic
  • Wednesdays from 9 -11 AM in the Clinic

Please note: These school immunization clinics are only open to school children who have been referred for immunizations from the Parent Info Center.  Also, these vaccinations do not include flu shots.

The Health Clinic also provides safe sharps disposal for community use.  If you have used needles that need to be disposed of, you can bring them to the sharps disposal container in the health clinic during city hall business hours.  The sharp items must be in a puncture-proof container, such as a detergent bottle, and must be covered with the appropriate lid or cap. 

Please note: the Lynn Health Clinic does not accept pills or medications.  See the tab on the Left of This Page for information about the drug take back program.

If you have any questions, you may call the clinic at (781) 586-6820.

The Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund | City of Lynn Partnership
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About The Massachusetts "Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund"

With the establishment of the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund in July 2012, the Massachusetts Legislature set forth a challenge to communities across the Commonwealth: reduce health care costs by preventing chronic conditions.

The Trust supports community-based partnerships including municipalities, healthcare systems, businesses, regional planning organizations, and schools. These groups work together to provide research-based interventions that will:

  • Reduce rates of the most prevalent and preventable health conditions;
  • Increase healthy behaviors;
  • Increase the adoption of workplace-based wellness or health management programs; and
  • Address health disparities.

In January 2014, nine communities were awarded grants through the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. The organizing partners in each of these communities are:

  • Barnstable County Department of Human Services
  • Berkshire Medical Center
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Holyoke Health Center
  • Town of Hudson
  • City of Lynn
  • Manet Community Health Center
  • City of New Bedford Health Department
  • City of Worcester
Learn more about the state's Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund initiative.

Safe Routes To School
WBTC

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.

SRTS programs examine conditions around schools and conduct projects and activities that work to improve safety and accessibility, and reduce traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. As a result, these programs help make bicycling and walking to school safer and more appealing transportation choices thus encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.

http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/

Walk and Bike to School Days

Communities across the country use International Walk to School Day and National Bike to School Day to give visibility to the importance of safer and improved streets, healthier habits, and less traffic — one community at a time. 

The first National Walk to School Day – called Walk Our Children to School Day – was held in 1997. Since then, it’s come a long way.  In May 2012, the first-ever National Bike to School Day was celebrated across the USA. Join families, schools and communities as they walk and bicycle to school for these events each year.

http://www.walkbiketoschool.org.

Sharps and Needle Disposal
The Health Clinic provides safe sharp disposal for community use.  If you have used needles that need to be disposed of, you can bring them to the sharps disposal container in the health clinic during city hall business hours.  The sharp items must be in a puncture-proof container, such as a detergent bottle, and must be covered with the appropriate lid or cap. 

Please note: the Lynn Health Clinic does not accept pills or medications.  See the tab on the Left of This Page for information about the drug take back program.

If you have any questions, you may call the clinic at (781) 586-6820.

Visual Mile Markers Encourage Getting Physical

Campaign to Increase Physical Activity and Overall Wellness among Area Residents Regular physical activity reduces the risk for many chronic diseases, helps to maintain a healthy weight, and strengthens muscles, bones, and joints. Diseases that may be avoided with regular physical activity are diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, depression, cancer, obesity, asthma and injuries related to falls.

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In response to the rising rates of chronic diseases, the Healthy Lynn Partnership at the Health Division of the Inspectional Services Department launched a Walking and Jogging Project to increase physical activity among the residents of Lynn, Nahant and Swampscott.  Implemented by Health Intern Jenn Schumann, and with support from the Lynn Department of Public Works, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation the project includes ¼ mile marker medallions along Lynn Shore Drive covering approximately 3 miles. 

Dubbed The Nahant, Swampscott & Lynn Good Health Partnership, the markers extend along the beach front sidewalk area from The Tides restaurant (2B Wilson Road) to the Red Rock Bistro (141 Humphrey St) in Swampscott.  These visual markers encourage efforts made by those walking, running, or bicycling by informing residents how far they have gone.  In addition to the physical fitness benefits, the markers are proving to increase the overall use of this wonderful area. The partnership believes that overall wellness of the residents of Lynn can be improved through increased physical activity and healthy eating habits. A community-wide effort is needed to increase the health of residents through the support of these types of health initiatives.  The Nahant, Swampscott & Lynn Good Health Partnership aims to empower residents to take control of their health and to reach their own health “markers.

City of Lynn Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF)

The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) of Massachusetts is a first-in-the-nation effort to improve health outcomes by combining public health and health care strategies.

Established by the state legislature through Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, PWTF received $60 million over four years, through funding from an assessment of health insurers and large hospital systems. The Lynn Partnership, coordinated by the City of Lynn, received $6 million and is one of nine partnerships across the Commonwealth.

Partnerships
PWTF supports a partnership effort in which the coordinating partner (City of Lynn) is responsible for building, monitoring, and maintaining a robust infrastructure of working relationships with all clinical and community partners, that focuses on referral management, training, data collection and evaluation, and quality improvement.

A Coordinated Approach

The Trust supports community-based partnerships including municipalities, healthcare systems, businesses, regional planning organizations, and schools. These groups work together to provide research-based interventions that will:

  • Reduce rates of the most prevalent and preventable health conditions;
  • Increase healthy behaviors;
  • Increase the adoption of workplace-based wellness or health management programs; and
  • Address health disparities.

In January 2014, nine communities were awarded grants through the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. The organizing partners in each of these communities are:

  • Barnstable County Department of Human Services
  • Berkshire Medical Center
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Holyoke Health Center
  • Town of Hudson
  • City of Lynn
  • Manet Community Health Center
  • City of New Bedford Health Department
  • City of Worcester

Download our complete Lynn backgrounder sheet here!

Learn more about the state's Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund initiative.

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