Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:35 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:38 P.M.

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Sarai Rivera
Councilor Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Philip P Palmieri

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera Councilor Michael T. Gaffney Councilor Philip P. Palmieri
Also:Chief of Community Health Karyn Clark Regional Substance Abuse Coordinator Cassandra Andersen Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk



Report of the Committee on Public Health & Human Services Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Opioid Overdose Prevention Plan & Recommendations. # 12c CC January 13, 2015

In Committee February 24, 2015 - Held



1. Dr. Eric Garcia, Princeton resident
2. Richard Gonzalez, Worcester resident
3. William Breault, Worcester resident
4. Jesse Pack, residence not given
5. Annie Parkerson, Holden resident
6. Terry Kelly, Worcester resident

Recommend File


Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Substance Abuse Prevention Activities and Events. # 12.17FCM September 16, 2014

In Committee January 7, 2015 - Held


Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager make accessible the Public Health Flyer regarding the Safe Disposal of Sharps and Prescriptions in Worcester to City Councilors so they can assist residents and to neighborhood and crime watch groups.

Request City Manager with the Mayor, School Administration and the Public Health Administration begin a dialogue to develop a curriculum to educate parents as to the proper storage and disposal of prescription drugs as well as recognizing drug use behavior and to educate students as to prevention of drug use.

Request City Manager report the number of arrests that have resulted from a 911 call requesting assistance for a person overdosing on drugs in the last year

Request City Manager submit an updated report regarding the opioid prevention plan.