close

IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS OR NEED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT:

Emergencies: Dial 911  •  Health Project Mainline: 231.672.3201  •  Health Project Toll-Free: 1.866.671.4819

Muskegon Medication Disposal Spring Event – April 24

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and needle take back event on Saturday, April 24th at the Muskegon Township Fire Department, located at 1117 W. Walker Rd., Muskegon MI from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All MAMDP volunteers will be implementing and following COVID-19 safety protocols to allow for a safe event.

Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic, many of those who are in active recovery are in fear of relapse due to increased isolation, and the decrease of in-person resources and support services. According to the 2nd Quarter Report from the WMed Medical Examiner Office, Muskegon County doubled in overdose deaths in April 2020, compared to April 2019. According to the report, overdoses continue to be on the rise with Muskegon County leading 2nd in overdose rates compared to other counties in West Michigan.

Jennifer Hodges, Supervisor of Muskegon Charter Township stresses the importance of the Medication Take Back Event, “The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program is integral in mitigating the unsafe use of all medications, especially opioids; thus prevention abuse, addiction, and overdoses throughout our communities. Proper medication disposal is important in prevention unused and expired medications from being stolen and misused, especially by vulnerable populations such as children and teens. Keeping these types of medications out of the hands of our youth is significant in prevention opioid abuse.”

This bi-annual event is in partnership with the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Since 2010, MAMDP has collected 42,651 (21 tons) of medications, reducing the number of opioids and other medication found in residents’ homes, watersheds, and in the wrong hands.

During the April 24 event, MAMDP will be distributing free Medication Lock Boxes and Sharps Disposal Containers to Muskegon County residents, as supplies last. Dave Glotzbach, Muskegon Township Fire Chief is passionate about keeping the community safe. “As first responders we regularly see leftover/expired medications and needles, many people do not know the best way to properly dispose of them. This medication disposal program is convenient and will ensure proper disposal providing increased safety for the people in your home and protection for the environment. I encourage you to take advantage of this program.”

Community residents are urged to drop off their unused or expired over the counter and prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 24th; including ointments, creams, pet medications, and needles. Biohazardous materials, household hazardous waste, and personal care items are not accepted.

About The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP)

MAMDP, a Health Project collaborative founded in 2010, is one of the first and most successful take-back programs in Michigan. It has been recognized nationally and featured in the White House’s 2015 National Drug Control Strategy. MAMDP is made possible through the collaborative efforts of several community organizations, including Mercy Health, Norton Shores PD, Sheriff’s Office, Muskegon PD, Muskegon Township PD, Muskegon Township Fire Dept., Senior Resources, the Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon County, Public Health – Muskegon County, and the Health Project. This program is supported by grants from the Lakeshore Regional Entity, Mercy Health and the in-kind support for the use of the Muskegon Township Fire department facilities and to the community volunteers for participating at the day’s event. For more information or if you have questions about which medications are accepted or future drop-off dates, visit mamdp.org

upcoming events

Apr 24, 2021

Muskegon Spring Medication Take Back Event

The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and sharp take back event on Saturday, April 24th. The event will take place at the …

Apr 30, 2021

Take the CHNA Survey! April 1st - April 30th

Every three years, Mercy Health conducts a community health needs assessment (CHNA). The CHNA helps communities, organizations, and local health systems identify issues that impact health in …

our services

The Health Project provides a number of direct services to eligible members of the community. These services include the following programs:

Service Highlight

Take the CHNA Survey

Every three years, Mercy Health conducts a community health needs assessment (CHNA). The CHNA helps communities, organizations, and local health systems identify issues that impact health in the community. This process will guide efforts to improve health for the next three years. We need to hear from you! Your input will help us learn about our communities, their strengths, and the things that need to improve. This survey asks about you, your opinions, and where you live.

 

what’s happening

Take the CHNA Survey!

Every three years, Mercy Health conducts a community health needs assessment (CHNA). The CHNA helps communities, organizations, and local health systems identify issues that impact health in …

Muskegon Medication Disposal Spring Event - April 24

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and needle take back event on Saturday, April 24th at the Muskegon Township …

Vaccination Roll Out in West Michigan

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Mercy Health Muskegon and the Health Project have helped in rolling out vaccines in West Michigan in collaborative partnerships established in West Michigan. …

Shout! Out

Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program Host Spring Take Back Event

The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and needle take back event on Saturday, April 24th at the Muskegon Township Fire Department, located at 1117 W. Walker Rd., Muskegon MI from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All MAMDP volunteers will be implementing and following COVID-19 safety protocols to allow for a safe event.

 

help tool

Let us help you by answering a few questions…

Do you have a doctor?
Yes
No

Let us help you by answering a few questions…

Do you have health coverage or insurance?
Yes
No

Let us help you by answering a few questions…

Would you like information on how to quit smoking?
Yes No

Let us help you by answering a few questions…

Are you having trouble getting or taking your medications?
Yes No

Answer a few quick questions to the left and helpful links will appear in this area to help you find what you need. If you have any questions, please contact us.

That should do it. The links on the right should help you find what you need. If you still need help, please feel free to contact us.

Quick
Links