National Drug Strategy 2010-2015 Roundtable Consultation Report
Proposed mission statementThe mission statement may be:
Reduce alcohol and drug related health, social and economic harms for individuals, families and communities.
Improve social and economic outcomes for the Australian community by progressively reducing harmful alcohol and other drug use.
Proposed strategiesProposed reframing of the strategies based upon the current objectives:
- Prevent uptake and continuing harmful use of drugs;
- Reduce supply and use of drugs in the community;
- Reduce the extent and disadvantage in the community and the effect this has on exacerbating alcohol and drug related harms;
- Increase access to and utilisation of a greater range of high-quality, evidence based prevention and treatment services;
- Increase community understanding of drug-related harm;
- Promote evidence-informed policy and practice through research, monitoring drug use trends and developing workforce organisations and systems; and
- Strengthen and build partnerships.
Proposal BAn alternative approach to drafting the objectives:
Reduce the number of objectives by distilling them into higher order objectives. Take the first 1 – 6 objectives (collapse 3 & 4/ 5 & 6). The remainder are strategies but they should be aligned against the objectives.
An alternative view was to focus the key strategies around:
- Access to services;
- Community understanding;
- Evidence practice;
- Research (including monitoring drug trends, and national data collections); and