Alison Webb is an independent public health consultant with over 20 years experience in community outreach and organizing, substance use and overdose prevention, community based substance use recovery supports, and linking community members with healthcare services. Her work in substance use includes creating protocols for primary care physicians to refer patients to substance use treatment, promoting the Prescription Monitoring Program, conducting formative research on hard-to-reach populations such as intravenous drug users, analyzing data to detect emerging substance abuse trends, developing street outreach and overdose prevention programs, increasing access to medication assisted treatment, working with schools to develop substance use policies, and developing strategies for grassroots advocacy.
She has experience implementing and evaluating evidence based programs and practices in substance use prevention and treatment, recovery coaching in a correctional setting, developing communication strategies based on social marketing principals, conducting formative research, and developing messages in plain language. She has worked with and trained community groups and individuals to develop advocacy strategies for legislation to increase access to medication-assisted treatment and to prevent drug overdose deaths.
Alison has worked actively in her own community and served as President of Greater Waterville Planned Approach to Community Health, a comprehensive community health coalition. She is currently a member of the Portland Overdose Task Force, the Maine chapter of Young People in Recovery and the Maine Public Health Association. She serves on the Board of the Portland Recovery Community Center.