Drug and Alcohol in Primary Care - Request for Proposals
Building capacity of primary care providers to respond to patients presenting with drug and alcohol misuse. Primary healthcare services, particularly General Practice, are well placed to deliver effective interventions to address and reduce the harm caused to patients presenting with drug and alcohol misuse. Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN is currently seeking proposals for the resourcing of local capacity building activities for primary health care clinicians or providers in the Hunter, New England and Central Coast Regions.
The objectives of this activity includes the resourcing of local capacity building initiatives that:
- Support specific, cross-sectoral, and integrated approaches to drug and alcohol treatment services based on the needs of clients locally, and focused on improving care coordination at the local level
- Promote linkages with broader health services, to better support integrated/co-ordinated treatment and referral pathways (which may include supporting clients with comorbid mental health disorders)
- Promote quality improvement approaches and supporting primary health professionals and specialists in providing evidenced-based drug and alcohol treatment or support for people presenting with substance misuse.
Grants of up to $55,000 (INC GST) will be made available for successful respondents.
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