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Grants Awarded to Montachusett Public Health Network

Grants Awarded to Montachusett Public Health Network$66,300
Sharps and Medicines Disposal Project (2013)$66,300
Year:2013Amount: $66,300
Title:Sharps and Medicines Disposal Project
Grant Type: Activation Fund

The Montachusett Public Health Network (MPHN) is a regional public health collaborative that includes the eleven communities of Athol, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Sterling, Templeton and Westminster.

The goal of this project is to reduce the improper disposal of medicine and sharps throughout their region. The MPHN wants to provide convenient and accessible alternatives for proper disposal and to implement procedures to ensure that the disposal sites are properly maintained. 

They plan to install eight sharps kiosks and nine medicine take-back facilities throughout the region.  

MPHN is also planning to conduct an educational outreach campaign so that the public will know that these disposal facilities are available.  

Project Director:               Mr. Stephen D. Curry

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