The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and the Queensland Indigenous Substance Misuse Council (QISMC) – peak bodies for Indigenous health and substance misuse organisation in Queensland – aim to integrate and improve the services they provide. To facilitate this under the auspices of QAIHC, they commissioned NDRI to conduct a review that:
• mapped, analysed, and reported on alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services in 14 community controlled AOD agencies across Queensland;
• made recommendation on sector reform and development aimed at improving the scope and quality of AOD services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Queensland; and,
• undertook a study of two key sites examined how the local community controlled AOD services interacted with local community controlled primary health care services and with other local services providers.