Mercy Health and the Health Project Collaborative Recognized by White House for Community Benefit


drug takeback photo - MU - EDITEDMercy Health and the Health Project were recognized by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy as a community benefit success story for drug prevention initiatives. The Health Project’s Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon County facilitates six different teams with over 80 members from public health, law enforcement, substance abuse agencies, health care, school districts and student organizations.

DFMC’s action teams include the Muskegon Alcohol Liability Initiative, KnowSmoke, the Alliance for Marijuana Prevention, and the Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP), which was specifically featured for their success.

To date, the team has properly disposed over 21,000 pounds of medications, conducted multiple physician and community education efforts in an effort to reduce the availability of prescription drugs in community.

Multiple Mercy Health departments were involved in this group with leaders provided marketing, communications, supplies, policy review, leadership on take-back events, resource development. For more information on the Health Project visit More information about MAMDP can be found at

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