Dracut is a Prevention Partners of Northern Middlesex (PPNM) and Behavioral Health Unit partner.  

Behavioral Health Unit Collaboration

The Behavioral Health Unit, in collaboration with the Tewksbury Police Department, is committed to serving those who are most vulnerable: individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorder, and other high-risk populations. The core values of the program include respect for individual’s needs and preferences; a commitment to serve individuals regardless of their needs, resistance, and presentation; increased access to service; value for individual natural support systems; and promoting needed services.

For more information on the Behavioral Health Unit contact Niko Simao 339-222-4573  NSimao@tewksbury-ma.gov.

Prevention Partners of Northern Middlesex (PPNM)

The Town of Dracut community is a part of the Prevention Partners of Northern Middlesex (PPNM). The Prevention Partners of Northern Middlesex (PPNM) is a collaboration of eight communities who work closely together to help reduce substance misuse with specific intentions for youth under the age of 18. Each community is a part of MassCALL3-Greater Lowell (MC3-GL. The Massachusetts Collaborative for Action, Leadership, and Learning 3 (MassCALL3) grant initiative is a grant cycle that builds upon successes of previous prevention efforts and concentrates on substances of first use (alcohol, cannabis, and nicotine) through a trauma-informed health equity lens in our youth. Referred to as MassCall3, these efforts involve these eight communities, with the Town of Tewksbury being the lead.

If any questions or inquiries pertaining to PPNM or MC3-GL, please contact Prevention Program Manager, Maria Ruggiero at mruggiero@tewksbury-ma.gov.


Dracut is currently participating in a collaborative Public Health Excellence Grant which includes Dracut, Acton, Westford, and Lowell, MA health departments. You may contact our shared Regional Community Health and Wellness Coordinator, to learn more about mental health and substance use prevention programs and efforts:

Brittany Nash
NorthWest Coalition (Lowell, Dracut, Westford, Acton Health Departments)
55 Main Street
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 399-2564



For further information contact the Health Department at:

Dave Ouellette
Dracut Town Hall
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 453-8162