Adelaide Primary Health NetworkAOD Market Scan and Framework Update

March 2024

Professor Jacqueline Bowden; Mr Roger Nicholas; Dr Kirrilly Thompson; Ms Olivia Jansen

Project description: 

The Adelaide PHN region covers the Adelaide metropolitan area, from Sellicks Hill in the south to Angle Vale in the north, and from the beaches in the west to the foothills in the east. The region is home to 1.2 million people, the majority of the South Australian population.

The Adelaide PHN regularly undertakes comprehensive needs assessments to identify key population health and service needs of people in its region. They then use this information to inform the design and commissioning of programs and services to deliver better health outcomes.

The Adelaide PHN funds multiple AOD programs in its region and recently commissioned NCETA to:

  • Undertake a market / desktop scan of existing commissioned AOD service providers (CSPs) and programs to determine:
    • what is working well / meeting needs
    • if there are any gaps in services particularly in relation to priority populations.
  • Review and update the Adelaide PHN’s Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Quality Framework and associated outcomes component using contemporary evidence including available data. The Framework identifies key priority populations and interventions and is used as a guiding document by Adelaide PHN AOD CSPs in designing and delivering services.

The Adelaide PHN funds seven CSPs to deliver a wide range of AOD services and programs. Commissioned services and programs support individuals and families affected by AOD use, LGBTIQA+ people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, and those who have been, or are at risk of being, in contact with the South Australian criminal justice system.

This project is being undertaken in partnership, with Adelaide PHN staff. It involves interviews with Adelaide PHN and CSP staff and key stakeholders and will be completed in April 2024.