During the past several years, members of the Partnership worked together to implement programs and strategies to help provide youth-related resources for the Falmouth community. The following are a sample of the Partnership's activities.
The Most Significant Accomplishment Is a Reduction in Alcohol and Drug Use!
Results from a the 2013 survey of students in Falmouth Public Schools document that alcohol and drug use rates have fallen in the last five years, some dropping below state and national averages.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back
Co-sponsored six events with the Falmouth Police to safely collect and dispose of 100s of pounds of unused medications...learn more
Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Site
In cooperation with the Falmouth Police Department, the Falmouth Substance Abuse Commission, and a $1,000 donation from Cape Cod Five Bank, the Partnership purchased a medication disposal unit that is in the lobby of the police department building and available 24 hours a day, every day for the safe disposal of unused medications...learn more
Lock Your Meds
In September 2013, the Falmouth Prevention Partnership launched the Lock Your Meds campaign. This program promotes the safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs, especially among seniors...learn more
Pharmacy Based Education
The Falmouth Prevention Partnership has developed educational materials that can be given to people at the time they fill a prescription...learn more
"We Won't So Please Don't" Project Sticker Shock
Since 2010, the Partnership has implemented five public awareness campaigns in collaboration with retail liquor businesses in Falmouth to put stickers (a total of more than 100,000 stickers) on paper bags to educate adults about the social host laws in Mass...learn more
"Don't Be A Party To Teenage Drinking"
Parents Who Host Lose The Most Program
Since 2011 the Prevention Partnership has sponsored and collaborated with the Falmouth Police Dept., the Falmouth High School and Falmouth Academy as well as via a media campaign to educate the community to the legal/health risks and consequences of underage drinking...learn more
Playing Above the Influence with the Commodores
The Partnership and the Falmouth Commodores in collaboration with the Falmouth Police, Fire and Recreation Departments, and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department sponsored this community event in August 2013 and 2014 at Fuller Field. More than 300 people attended each event...learn more
School Based Programs
The Falmouth Prevention Partnership has a close working relationship with the Falmout Public Schools and has implemented several programs to engage students and to support programs and events that are part of the schools' education and social activities...learn more
Revitalization of the Teen Center Facility
Funded new furniture and painting and computers.
- Increased involvement of local law enforcement – faith community – schools – town government – civic organizations – hospital and health clinics – students – media – and others in substance abuse prevention activities.
- 40 organizations and more than 100 residents have participated as partners.
- 400 plus newspaper articles about the Partnership since 2010.
- FCTV Promotion Partnership staff and Steering Committee members have appeared on several shows talking about substance abuse prevention.
- Educational presentations to community organizations 3-4 times per year since 2009.
Data Collection and Tracking
- Developed a community profile from multiple sources of data in 2009, and this process is repeated every two years, including implementing in-depth surveys in Falmout schools in grades 6 through 12.
- Data made available to community.
- Tracking the amount of volunteer time and in-kind goods and services provided throughout town toward prevention efforts. (Since 2011 more than 15,000 volunteer hours have been logged and more than $1,000,000 in-kind dollars were provided).