Gippsland PHN’s Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Program is funded by incentives and grants through the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH). Gippsland PHN has the flexibility to commission evidence-based treatment services to meet local need, catchment priorities and service gaps.
The Program is commissioned within the overarching parameters of the Primary Health Network Grant Programme Guidelines and will contribute to the key program objectives of:
- Increasing the service delivery capacity of the drug and alcohol treatment sector through improved regional coordination and by targeting areas of need with a focus on methamphetamine use in the community; and
- Improving the effectiveness of drug and alcohol treatment services for individuals requiring support and treatment, particularly for methamphetamine use, by increasing coordination between various sectors, and improving sector efficiency.
Gippsland PHN AOD Program aims to address gaps in AOD service arrangements and improve service integration in Gippsland. The program supports the existing AOD service system to reduce the impact of substance misuse on individuals, families, carers and communities.
The intent of the Program is to complement existing Commonwealth and state/territory and improve regional coordination, sector efficiency and duplication of existing initiatives.