New Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Contracts announced

Country SA PHN (CSAPHN) is pleased to announce the preferred providers for our new Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Services.

CSAPHN is currently negotiating contracts with the preferred providers and is also working in partnership with all providers to ensure a smooth transition that is as minimally disruptive to clients and providers as possible.

The preferred providers and their service region are:

RegionPreferred Provider
Barossa Hills FleurieuSonder (2021-2023)
Baptist Care (2021-2022)
Eyre Far NorthLife Without Barriers (2021-2023)
Umoona Tjutagku Health Services (2021-2023)
West Coast Youth Community Support (2021-2022)
Umoona Tjutagku Health Services (2021-2022)
Riverland Mallee CoorongMission Australia (2021-2023)
Baptist Care (2021-2022)
Aboriginal Sobriety Group (2021-2022)
Limestone CoastBaptist Care (2021-2023)
Pangula Mannamurna (2021-2023)
Flinders Upper NorthCountry and Outback Health (2021-2023)
Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council SA (2021-2022)
Mission Australia (2021-2022)
Yorke PeninsulaCountry and Outback Health (2021-2023)

As of July 2021, CSAPHN will use approximately $4.45 million of Commonwealth funding to enable these organisations to provide a range of AOD services across the country South Australia region. Services commissioned under this funding will implement a range of interventions focussed on reducing harm, screening, access and co-ordination of care and intensive approaches.

The AOD tender process was rigorous, shaped by the State-wide AOD needs assessment conducted in collaboration with Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia and Adelaide PHN. A panel of CSAPHN and independent representatives considered a wide range of applicants across the six Local Health Networks regions within country South Australia.

The preferred providers submitted comprehensive plans, community connections and experience in the AOD field, while promoting sustainability and innovation within their service models.

The new AOD funding comprises of the previous National Ice Action Strategy (NIAS) and Non-Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program (NGOTGP) funding. Core AOD services will be funded for a two-year period while innovative services funded through NIAS will operate until June 2022.

The new AOD services will build on the strengths and success of previous programs delivered and will align with the National Framework for Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Treatment. The key objective of our AOD services is to achieve improved health and social outcomes for individuals and their communities affected by substance misuse.

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