About Somerville Prevention Services

Somerville Prevention Services is committed to leading efforts around the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug abuse in the City of Somerville.

Under Somerville Prevention Services falls Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) and the Six-City Tobacco Initiative. SCAP is a community-based coalition that works to reduce underage substance abuse and the associated harms by increasing public knowledge and mobilizing the community. The Six-City Tobacco Initiative monitors regulations pertaining to smoking and tobacco/nicotine, based in Somerville, but also covering the cities/towns of Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, & Winthrop.

Somerville Prevention Services also works with local stakeholders, including the Somerville Public Schools & the Somerville Police Department, to develop and administer the Student Health Survey (YRBS) for Middle School students (grades 6-8) and High School Students (grades 9-12) on alternating years.

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'No Smoking' sign

The Somerville Board of Health Six City Tobacco Initiative works to change community norms regarding the use of tobacco.