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Posted on 07 May 2019

VAHI is working with the alcohol and other drug (AoD) treatment sector to review and improve reporting so that it is more useful to service providers for planning, measuring and improving performance. This will include, for the first time, reporting measures of client outcomes that arise from alcohol and other drug treatment.

In early April, VAHI hosted a group of 13 strategic planners, associate professors, clinicians and CEOs to determine the type of reports that would best guide service delivery and treatment planning for Victorians with alcohol and other drug dependence. This Expert Advisory Group has over 200 years of collective experience in the AoD treatment sector.

The project is being led by VAHI, with colleagues from the Department of Health and Human Services’ mental health, family violence and AoD areas providing ongoing oversight.

The goal is to provide stakeholders with reports that help better understand the efficacy of the services they provide and identify opportunities for improvement. We want to provide the sector with high quality information on the outcomes that are delivered to AoD clients, both in terms of their physical health, but also their economic, social and emotional wellbeing. We will begin releasing the new reports to the sector later this year.

The project is running concurrently with the final stages of the implementation of the new data collection for the sector, VADC. This collection captures new and more nuanced information on client demographics and how their health outcomes change over time. We are at the beginning of an exciting journey that will deliver benefit to generations of Victorians.

For more information, please contact Daniel Mendoza, Manager, Quality, Safety & Community Systems Reporting, at daniel.mendoza@vahi.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 07 May 2019