CITY OF WORCESTER
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
|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
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
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.