Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition (MVPHC) is a coalition of health departments representing Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winchester. It was developed in 2004 to address Emergency Preparedness mandates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Since 2004, a strong system of collaboration has expanded efforts throughout the region. Emergency Preparedness efforts prompted the need for volunteers, which led to Mystic Valley Medical Reserve Corps. Shortly after, a regional tobacco control grant was awarded and has since changed the landscape of tobacco policy in the Mystic Valley. In 2013, the MVPHC received the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) grant, and in 2015 received the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) grant focusing on underage drinking and marijuana. The MVPHC is a collaboration of both grant-funded and non-funded community coalitions.
You can contact the MVPHC at: email@example.com
(781)-393-2449 or (781)-979-4132
Malden Board of Health
Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse
Stoneham Substance Abuse Coalition
Wakefield Unified Prevention
Mary Ann O’Connor – Health Director, Medford
Ruth Clay – Health Director, Melrose & Wakefield
Christopher Webb – Health Director, Malden
John Fralick – Health Agent, Stoneham
Jennifer Murphy – Health Director, Winchester
Lauren Dustin – MA Opioid Abuse Prevention Coordinator (Medford)
Maureen Buzby – Regional Tobacco Coordinator (Melrose)
Elizabeth Parsons – MA Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator (Melrose)
Kathy Guevara (Melrose); Ashley Wright (Malden); Penny Funaiole (Medford); Erica McNamara, Julianne DeAngelis (Reading); Catherine Dhingra (Wakefield); Shelly MacNeill (Stoneham); Dot Butler (Winchester); Lisa Bandoian (Medford), Tracy Desovich (MassTAPP)
Mayors, Town Administrators; Schools; Chiefs of Police and Fire; District Attorney Marian Ryan; Senator Jason Lewis; Representatives Paul Brodeur, Christine Barber, Michael Day; Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian; Action, Armstrong and Cataldo Ambulance; Hallmark Health System, Lahey Health, Winchester Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance; South Bay Community Services; Middlesex Recovery; Community Substance Abuse in Woburn; Health Innovations; AIDS Action Committee; Institute for Health and Recovery; MOAR; MassTAPP.