Inspiring Meaningful Prevention through Action.
Since it's inception in 2014, Impact Norwood has had a positive impact on the community. The Norwood Police Department was the fourth department in the state to carry Nasal Narcan and has had a prescription drug disposal kiosk since 2011. In 2015, 38 lives were saved as a result of police carrying Nasal Narcan, and in 2016 22 lives were saved.
Impact Norwood raised over $10,000 to conduct the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 2015, a key component of effective substance use prevention work. With the data collected the coalition is able to see substance use trends among youth to implement effective strategies into the community to prevent and reduce use.
Impact Norwood is always looking for more people to join our coalition. We rely on the wonderful members of the community to ensure the coalition is sustainable for years to come. The coalition is governed by an elected steering committee, but we have standing sub-groups to carry out important prevention work such as: capacity building, data collection and evaluation, event planning, membership outreach, etc. We also have ad-hoc subcommittees as needs arise. Interested in learning more? Come to a meeting, there is always room at our table!
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Impact Norwood meets monthly at convenient locations in the community. Click below for meeting dates!
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