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Have your say about Tasmania’s alcohol and other drug sector

Posted on September 4, 2018

Every year, it’s estimated up to 6,500 Tasmanians receive treatment for alcohol and other drug issues. So how do we help them get the support they need?

Primary Health Tasmania has teamed up with government, private and community representatives to develop a framework to guide the planning, funding and delivery of alcohol and other drug services in Tasmania. At this early stage, we want to hear what you think of a consultation draft, available here.

The Reform Agenda for Alcohol and Drug Services in Tasmania will assist the Tasmanian Department of Health, the Tasmanian Health Service and Primary Health Tasmania in the commissioning, funding and delivery of AOD services in the future.

Some of the key objectives include making sure resources are channelled to where they are needed most, and trying to foster a seamless shared care model to ensure Tasmanians who need to access the services can do, no matter who funds them.

Feedback on the consultation draft is welcome from now until 26 October.

For more information and to have your say, click here.