This section provides guidance for groups as they plan their community alcohol and drug projects and complete the Community Action Plan template.
Community action to prevent alcohol and drug-related harm has a number of core elements which should be considered during the development of your Community Action Plan, and incorporated throughout your project.
What is a Community Action Plan?
Community Action Plans provide a framework or ‘road map’ for implementing change in the community to prevent alcohol and other drug harms. Community Action Plans describe what the community wants to accomplish as part of a Local Drug Action Team, what steps are required during a specified timeline and what resources (people, money and materials) are needed to be successful.
Local Drug Action Teams are required to provide their Local Drug Action Team name, project title and start date when completing the Community Action Plan template. The template is then structured around the six key stages of developing your Community Action Plan:
Groups can seek further guidance from their Relationship Manager.