The mission of the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse (MAPSA) is to build a unified statewide voice for substance use disorder and addiction prevention. MAPSA members are a diverse group of prevention specialists, service providers, community coalition members and individuals with an interest in and a commitment to substance use prevention.
MAPSA works with members, allies and key stakeholders to assess and strengthen Maine’s infrastructure for substance use prevention by:
- Advocating for the need for and benefit of consistent funding for substance use prevention.
- Supporting a climate where Maine communities are empowered to address substance use issues
- Demonstrating that substance use prevention should be a state-wide public health priority
- Providing a network for members to identify and take action on common issues
- Sharing current research, best practices, publications and resources
- Identifying opportunities for state and federal resources.
Throughout the legislative session, MAPSA tracks the legislation that impacts substance use prevention efforts in Maine. Major focus areas continue to be maintaining funding including protection of the Fund for a Healthy Maine, monitoring bills related to alcohol, drugs, and public health, and identifying resources and opportunities for partnership and collaboration.
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