The Town of Concord (hereafter referred to as the “Town”) is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to work with the Concord Health Division and the Health Departments of the Towns of Bedford and Carlisle on a joint project to develop a school-based vaping education, prevention, and diversion program. We seek a consultant with experience working with schools, social service or community agencies on substance use education and prevention. The consultant will work under the guidance of the project steering committee, but is expected to work independently and be a strong facilitator working with the schools in Bedford, Carlisle and Concord to achieve project goals.
The towns of Concord, Bedford, and Carlisle were recently awarded a Collaborative Grant from MDPH Community Health Network Area 15 (CHNA15) to create a Community-Wide Youth Vaping Prevention Program (see attached grant description). The focus for this project is to work with the Health Directors and the five public middle and high schools in Bedford, Carlisle and Concord to implement a comprehensive youth and parent vaping education and prevention program. The successful proposer will provide the Town with the following services: research available school curriculum on vaping and present this information to the schools to assist each school in choosing appropriate curriculum; research vaping diversion or counseling programs being used elsewhere and present this information to the two high schools to assist each school in creating a diversion program appropriate for that school; develop brief educational presentations on vaping to be delivered to parents; and identify and coordinate guest educators to give student and parent vaping education presentations.
The Town, through the grant from CHNA15, has up to $17,000 to spend on a consultant to assist with this project. Work is expected to be completed in a timely manner and no later than September 2020.
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