Formed in 1990, MACY is striving to reduce and prevent underage drinking, prescription drug abuse and heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine use by Marshfield youth; and to reduce youth mental health disparities. The work of the coalition is supported by Marshfield Clinic Health System – Center for Community Health Advancement and over 200 members representing more than 35 organizations in Marshfield. Members are invited to meet the third Monday of every other month starting in January, from Noon – 1:30 pm. MACY is a member of Northwoods Coalition, the largest and oldest network of coalitions dedicated to substance abuse prevention in Wisconsin. Northwoods Coalition is a network of over 50 coalitions including the 11 Wisconsin Tribal Nations.
MACY currently has the following seven committees:
Steering Committee – oversees the work of committees and decides coalition priorities.
Data Committee – collects and analyzes data to assist the Steering Committee in selecting priorities.
Drug Task Force – develops and implements an annual prevention plan focused on prescription drug abuse and heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine use.
Marshfield C.A.R.E.S. (Community Alcohol Resources for Establishments and Servers) – a program that recognizes the practices of local establishments that prohibit youth from accessing alcohol and promotes responsible alcohol use among adults. Local establishments include Marshfield Class A or B liquor license holders.
Marshfield Area Parent Network (MAPN) – unites parents, guardians, educators and the community in an effort to promote and maintain a safe and healthy, alcohol and drug free environment for youth.
Mental Health Workgroup – focuses on reducing child and adolescent mental health disparities in the Marshfield area.
Marshfield and Columbus Leadership Alliance (MCLA) – youth representatives from Marshfield public and private high schools develop and implement an annual prevention plan focusing on substance abuse, anti-bullying and mental health disparities in their respective schools.
Other Ongoing Activities
- Enhanced Enforcement – supports law enforcement activities including targeted patrols
- Media Advocacy – develops articles and public service announcements; conducts community presentations; maintains social media pages and website; creates and disseminates MACY annual report; and shares information to highlight MACY initiatives and community problems
- Wood County Crime Stoppers Tip Line – a tool to report underage alcohol or drug use, violence, weapons or other crime. Call 1-877-325-7867; Text keyword WCCS followed by your message to “CRIMES” (274637); Visit the website: woodcountycrimestoppers.com; or Like on Facebook: facebook.com/WoodCountyCrimeStoppers