The Alcohol and Drug Foundation has added 47 new Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) to its national program to address the unique challenges of alcohol and other drugs in local communities.
Health Minister Greg Hunt announced an additional $500,000 for the LDAT Program to increase numbers nationwide to 280, strengthening prevention efforts in this important post-COVID era.
LDATs must have a lead organisation for governance purposes as well as at least two community organisation partners.
Partnerships often include local councils, service providers, schools, police, young people, Indigenous and primary health services, and other non-government organisations.
With the recruitment of the 47 new LDATs, there are now more than 1500 community organisations working to build healthier, more connected and resilient communities as part of the LDAT network.