Monday, August 21, 2017

ACT Alcohol and Other Drug Sector Project

The ACT Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Sector Project was a capacity building project that began in July 2007, and ended on 30 June 2010. The ACT AOD Sector Project was funded by ACT Health and aimed to build the capacity and identity of the AOD sector, foster intra and cross-sectoral relationships and improve outcomes while maintaining respect for the diversity of services and for people who are affected by AOD.

Examples of activities that took place under the ACT AOD Sector Project included:

  • Monthly eBulletins;
  • Monthly forums for workers from AOD services;
  • Development and maintenance of an AOD Services Directory;
  • Coordination of the ACT AOD Sector Workers' Group;
  • Coordination of Drug Action Week in the ACT;
  • Coordination of the Annual ACT AOD Sector Conference, held during Drug Action Week;
  • Development of the bimonthly Training and Professional Development Calendar;
  • Coordination of the Annual ACT AOD Sector Awards;
  • Coordination of the ACT Comorbidity Project;
  • Coordination of the ACT AOD Sector Workforce Qualification and Remuneration Profiling Project; and,
  • Coordination of the ACT Minimum Qualification Strategy Project.

On 1 July 2010, the ACT AOD Sector Project transitioned to the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA), the peak body representing alcohol, tobacco and other drug services in the Australian Capital Territory. ATODA provides leadership, representation and information. As part of the transition process, the ACT AOD Sector Project developed a report in June 2010; Coming Together, Keeping Together, Working Together: How Stakeholders Collaborated for Sector Development and Change, which documents the history of the ACT AOD Sector Project.

Click here to view the report Coming Together, Keeping Together, Working Together: How Stakeholders Collaborated for Sector Development and Change.

Click here for more information about ATODA or contact (02) 6255 4070.