Middlesex Opioid Task Force

Recognizing that no community is immune to the opioid epidemic, we have created three new regional, hospital-based opioid task forces since the launch of our initial one in 2012: Eastern Middlesex, in partnership with MelroseWakefield Healthcare and State Senator Jason Lewis, Central South Middlesex, in partnership with Emerson Hospital and MetroWest Medical Center, and Charles River Regional, in partnership with Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Modeled after our Lowell Opioid Task Force, these task forces bring together representatives from law enforcement, healthcare, emergency medical services, social services, child welfare, schools, and government to identify community-based needs and opportunities.

Meetings are held on a monthly basis. With the addition of these task forces, we have brought representatives from 35 additional cities and towns to the table to discuss and devise meaningful solutions to combat addiction in our communities.