New Medicine Disposal Box in Crystal

Our coalition is invested in addressing substance abuse in our community by implementing strategies that reduce access to prescription medications by changing the built environment. By partnering with our law enforcement partners in northwest Hennepin County, we have helped to establish and maintain permanent drop boxes in our community to reduce medicine abuse. Proper medicine […]

New Medicine Disposal Box in Brooklyn Park

On Wednesday, May 29th, Brooklyn Park Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Bruley joined Partnership for Change coalition members to celebrate the opening of the new medicine disposal box. The MedReturn receptacle, located in the lobby of the Brooklyn Park Police Department (5400 85th Avenue North), is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days […]

Check out our billboard!

We have a billboard on Interstate 694 near Highway 252. Watch for this message from Partnership for Change! We are spreading awareness about preventing misuse and abuse of prescription medications and increasing knowledge to community members about the location of permanent medicine disposal boxes. Hennepin County has over 30 locations where you can properly dispose […]

DEA Prescription Drug Take-back Day

Medicine Collection Site Robbinsdale Hy-Vee | 3505 Bottineau Blvd Unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue that can lead to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, abuse, or overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Our coalition has partnered with Robbinsdale Hy-Vee, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Hennepin County […]

Marijuana Symposium

On April 26, 2018, Hazelden, Partnership for Change, North Memorial Health, and Partners in Prevention sponsored a sold out marijuana symposium to educate policy makers, community leaders and health care experts about the impact marijuana can have on communities. National speakers discussed the insights and learnings from other states who have already legalized marijuana for […]

Coalition Member Spotlight: Marie Maslowski

Coalition Member Spotlight: Marie Maslowski, RN, MPH Community Health Outreach Manager, North Memorial Health [picture]   What attracted you to join Partnership for Change? M: I have been involved with Partnership for Change since the beginning. Alison Pence, who was the Injury Prevention Coordinator at North Memorial at the time, brought a group of us together […]

Coalition Member Spotlight: Jen Holper

Coalition Member Spotlight: Jen Holper, MA, LSW Marketing Director, PrairieCare What attracted you to join Partnership for Change (PFC)? J: Working in the mental health field I am always looking for ways to connect to the community. The idea of being a part of a community group engaged in making the community a healthier place to […]

University of Minnesota Pharmacy Student: Rowan Mahon

University of Minnesota Pharmacy Student: Rowan Mahon What are you currently working on with Partnership for Change (PFC)? R: I am working with PFC in opening a medication disposal box at North Memorial Health Outpatient Pharmacy. This would allow patients of North Memorial to have a convenient location to drop off their unused or expired medications. […]

Smart Approaches to Marijuana – Legalization Advocated

National Leaders and Elected Officials Gather in Atlanta to Coordinate Opposition to Marijuana Legalization in America Contact: Anisha Gianchandani anisha@learnaboutsam.org +1 (703) 828-8182 [Alexandria, VA, April 20, 2017] –  Today, a group of national drug policy leaders, elected officials, and public health experts convened in Atlanta to coordinate the opposition to marijuana legalization in the […]

Spring Cleaning!

Time for Spring Cleaning! Dispose! Find local drop boxes for unused medicine here.