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Project:
Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention (PPEI)

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Overview

The Everybody’s Business: PPEI implementation plan was developed by the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (ATDC) of Tasmania, working closely with the ATOD sector, with a focus on collaboration and partnership between each ATOD organisation within the state. The purpose of the implementation plan is to identify priority goals and activities that need to be undertaken to progress the vision of Everybody’s Business.

An aim of the implementation plan is to draw organisations together—each working to their strengths to create synergy between service providers and, ultimately, create a more efficient sector with better outcomes for clients and the Tasmanian population.

The Drug Education Network (DEN) has been nominated as the lead agency for this project, to support the implementation of the ATOD PPEI initiatives and provide support to the participating organisations.

PPEI Reports

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Strategic Framework

The Strategic Framework seeks to address the complex underlying causes of substance use by broadening the focus on ATODs beyond traditional health and law enforcement/justice responses and education initiatives. It establishes a vision to guide the formulation of prevention and early intervention activities and actions in Tasmania, advocating strategies and approaches that cut across multiple sectors.

Click here to read the Everybody’s Business Promotion Prevention and Early Intervention Strategic Framework

Implementation Plan

The purpose of this Implementation Plan is to set out the priority goals and activities which need to be undertaken to progress the vision and objectives of Everybody’s Business: A Strategic Framework.

Click here to read the Everybody’s Business PPEI Sector Implementation Plan

Advisory Group

Currently the PPEI Advisory Group is meeting quarterly to progress the goals and activities of the PPEI Plan.

An aim of the implementation plan is to draw organisations together—each working to their strengths to create synergy between service providers and, ultimately, create a more efficient sector with better outcomes for clients and the Tasmanian population.
The PPEI Advisory Group is currently looking to expand its membership to include more organisations within the AOD sector.
If you believe that you can provide valuable input to this group, we invite you to express your interest by emailing your details and a brief overview of interest in inclusion in the PPEI Advisory Group to DEN.

Everybody.Business

For detailed information about the Everybodys.Business website, visit the project page.

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Community Champions

The PPEI Champion’s Project (powered by the Everybody’s Business website) intends to reduce stigma surrounding Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) use and encourage compassionate grass-root community action as part of ATOD Harm Reduction and Prevention at Every Level, by sharing some of the inspiring stories and showcasing community efforts across the state, country and the world.

For detailed information about the Community Champions project, visit the project page.

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PPEI History

The Everybody’s Business strategic framework, which was launched in 2013 by then-Minister for Health, Michelle O’Byrne MP, established a vision to guide the formulation of Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention (PPEI) activities and actions in Tasmania. Everybody’s Business advocates a holistic approach that deals with the Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing using multiple, complementary, evidence-based strategies to promote health and wellbeing at the community and individual level. This framework embraces a developmental health approach that recognises that people’s lives are a pathway of interconnected phases.

The consultation process for the strategic framework, which was undertaken by government, government agencies, non-government services and the broader community, identified five priority areas for action:

  1. Nurturing the early years and strengthening families
  2. Fostering resilient individuals
  3. Building an inclusive community
  4. Building an integrated service system
  5. Focusing on whole of population approaches.

Implementing the Everybody’s Business framework requires a long-term outlook and whole of sector involvement. It will also require commitment from all stakeholders across government, non-government and community sector organisations to develop ongoing, meaningful partnerships and collaborate in the sharing of information and resources.

As a response to the release of Everybody’s Business: a strategic framework, the Tasmanian ATOD sector released the Everybody’s Business: PPEI implementation plan (ATOD PPEI implementation plan). The intent of the plan is to further refine and focus the efforts of the sector towards the areas with the highest need.