Revere is truly one of the east coast's hidden gems! Situated just 5 minutes from Logan International Airport and downtown Boston, Revere is perfectly situated to meet the needs of the residential and business traveller alike. Revere is proud of its pristine 2.5 mile crescent shaped beach, America's first public beach and now, a National Historic Landmark. Revere has a diverse population of 55,000 people who call Revere home, and offer many amenities to help make certain that Revere stays an attractive place to live and raise a family. As host to three stops on the MBTA Blue Line, commuters have easy high speed rail access in and out of Boston.
City of Revere’s Healthy Community Initiatives Department
The Healthy Community Initiatives Department (HCI) works with Revere residents, businesses, and stakeholders in leading healthier lives, raising healthier families and building healthier communities. We succeed by leveraging local, regional, and state partnerships, utilizing evidence-based best practices, conducting rigorous evaluation, and partnering with organizations and communities. The two primary programs of HCI consists are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Massachusetts General Hospital Determination of Needs (DoN) funds. The two programs include Revere on the Move and the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) and work of the Winnisimmet Regional Opioid Collaborative (WROC). In July of 2013, the City of Revere agreed to develop an Opioid Task Force. HCI will play a key role in developing this new initiative based on its experience in addressing the opioid issue since its inception.
Affiliated Programs of HCI Include:
- Weekly Trainings for Opioid Overdose Prevention & Access to Narcan
- The Guiding Light Web-Portal & Marketing Campaign
- Revere Recovery Help
- Peer Recovery & Recovery Network
- Weekly Drop-In Center at North Suffolk Mental Health Counseling Center
- Partnering with MGH Revere CARES for the Revere Beach Memorial
Revere’s Partnering Organizations
Mayor Dan Rizzo and the City of Revere is concerned about the rising level of opioid overdoses. The City of Revere is partnering with The Revere Fire Department, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, and the The Winnisimmet Regional Opioid Collaborative (WROC). This partnership is designed and dedicated to provide comprehensive education, navigation, and support to individuals and their families combating opioid use and addiction. This process is confidential and only meant to offer assistance.
The Team is comprised of Firefighters, Harm Reduction Specialists, and Recovery Coaches. The Team meets weekly to identify addresses of reported overdoses, current trends and evidence based on models of services. The Team will go out into the community to identify locations twice a week, supporting prevention, education, engagement, intervention, and treatment when requested.
Through a Determination of Needs funding, the City of Revere oversees a weekly Drop-In Center located at North Suffolk Mental Health. The Drop-In Center is staffed by a Community Health Worker, Harm Reductionist and Peer Recovery Coach. Services include peer and family support, treatment navigation, overdose prevention education, and access to Narcan.
The Revere CARES Coalition was founded in 1997 following a comprehensive community assessment spearheaded by the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement to strengthen the health of Revere by addressing priorities established by the community, building an environment that promotes healthy choices, advocating for evidence-based, culturally competent strategies and increasing connectedness among individuals and organizations.
The goal of the coalition is to improve the wellbeing of Revere residents by preventing substance abuse, promoting healthy eating active living and healthy relationships.
The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) task force of Revere CARES works to improve the city’s wellbeing by preventing substance use by implementing social marketing, physical environment, policy, and collaborative prevention strategies. We also understand the need to support families impacted by addiction and community members in recovery. Efforts include:
- Youth Above the Influence Campaign
- Alcohol/Tobacco Marketing Scan
- Parent Power of Action Campaign
- Medicine Take Back Event
- Power of Know Clubs
- Revere Beach Memorial
- Community Walk for Recovery