Submission: Development of the National Preventive Health Strategy: Consultation paper
In September 2020, NADA provided a submission on the consultation paper to inform the development of the National Preventive Health Strategy.
NADA has been very interested in the role of prevention and preventive health strategies on behalf of its membership for the past two decades. We were involved, through the then National Peak Body, the Alcohol and other Drugs Council, in submissions to the National Preventive Health Taskforce in 2008. We note with concern that very little has happened in the intervening years in relation to the establishment and maintenance of an overarching National Preventive Health Strategy, outside of the work of the Primary Health Care 10-year plan and the Closing the Gap National Agreement.