CDATs move ahead with the Australian Drug Foundation

On Wednesday 28th August 2013 the Minister for Mental Health and Minister for Healthy Lifestyles, Kevin Humphries, announced the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) as the successful tenderer for the NSW Health Community Engagement and Action Program (CEAP).

The NSW Ministry of Health is excited about the ADF leading and overseeing the CEAP, and working with CDATs across NSW. The Ministry is keen for the ADF to build on and further enhance this excellent program while creating stronger links and partnerships between CDATs and other stakeholders in drug and alcohol prevention.

Over the coming weeks the Ministry will be working closely with the ADF to finalise contract arrangements and to develop and implement the transition of CEAP management responsibility from NSW Local Health Districts to the ADF. A letter from the NSW Ministry of Health will be sent to all CDATs with further information about the transition.

As part of the process of introducing the ADF, Mr Jon McGregor (ADF Community Programs Manager) will be attending the upcoming CDAT conference in Newcastle on 16 September 2013 where he will talk more about the ADF and the CEAP management transition arrangements.

Regular updates will also be posted on the NSW Health drug and alcohol information website and the ADF website .

The Ministry would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the CDATs for their patience during this process and to again congratulate the ADF on their appointment – we look forward to the exciting opportunities this partnership will bring.