AOD Sector Capacity Building

Building capacity for alcohol and drug services Since 2008 the (Australian) Department of Health has provided funding to Victorian alcohol and other drug (AOD) agencies. This program includes funding for the state peak bodies (including VAADA), drug and alcohol treatment services, prevention services and AOD policy initiatives. Find out more about the Commonwealth’s response to...

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Tri-Peaks Project

About the Tri-Peaks Project The Tri-Peaks Project is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the Victorian Healthcare Association to support good governance and integrated practices across our three sectors. Tri-Peaks continues to deliver a range of initiatives to increase collaboration between the child and family welfare, primary healthcare and...

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North West Melbourne Primary Health Network

The goals of the North West Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) Workforce Development project are to increase the overall effectiveness of client care by enhancing the capacity of the AOD workforce in the NWMPHN funded region through workforce development and sustainability initiatives. The project encompasses a range of activities as follows: To develop an advanced...

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Murray Primary Health Network

The Murray PHN commissioned VAADA in 2019 to implement and oversee an AOD Community of Practice (COP) to service the region.  Since then, VAADA has worked with staff and services in the region to build workforce capacity.  VAADA continues to partner with the Murray PHN to support building a skilled AOD workforce in the region. ...

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Western Victoria Primary Health Network

The Western Victorian Primary Health Network recently commissioned AOD Brief Intervention services in each of the four sub-regions (Ballarat, Warrnambool, Horsham and Geelong) with the expectation that a brief intervention service would fill an existing service gap in the AOD service environment. The aim of the Service Development Coordination Project is to provide coordination and...

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