About Us

About Us

The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization founded in December of 2011, when a group of concerned prevention experts from across Massachusetts joined to coordinate a statewide force to reduce youth substance abuse through public policy advocacy and education. Since our inception, over 200 groups and professional leaders representing prevention, communities, medicine, treatment, recovery, enforcement, municipalities, parents, youth and public health have responded. People from throughout the Commonwealth have mobilized to advance our mission. MAPA’s capacity and volunteer membership continues to grow.

Leading the Commonwealth in promoting healthy lives through the prevention of substance abuse, addiction and related problems, the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance provides educational resources and advocates for sound public health and safety policies to protect and promote the health and well-being of all Massachusetts youth.

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Our Vision

The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance envisions a day when the health and well-being of all Massachusetts youth are central in drug and alcohol policies. Every child has the right to grow up in a drug-free environment with equal opportunity for healthy nutrition; education; health-care; outdoor play and exercise; a safe and vibrant community; responsible, respectful and fair adult care; positive, healthy relationships and role-modeling.

Our Mission

The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance provides educational resources and advocates for sound drug and alcohol policies to protect the health and well-being of all Massachusetts youth. We promote public policy that supports prevention, treatment and recovery measures to reduce alcohol and other drug problems.

Our Strategy

The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance educates leading stakeholders on the problems facing their communities & provides the resources needed to take action and address those problems effectively.

– We educate on the role of MAPA in protecting youth from substance abuse and addiction in the Commonwealth.

– We lead statewide and community environmental changes to reduce substance abuse.

– We increase public awareness of drugs, alcohol and substance abuse and their harmful effects.

– We work to develop statewide prevention infrastructure to reduce substance abuse through collaborations, stakeholder partnerships and community coalitions.

Our Children Are The Face Of Addiction

PSA by the students of The Performer’s Academy by Natalie Costa