What we do
QNADA is the peak organisation for the non-government (NGO) alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and harm reduction sector in Queensland.
QNADA is committed to supporting and representing our member organisations to deliver high quality and evidence informed AOD treatment and harm reduction services to individuals, families, and communities in Queensland.
QNADA members provide a range of alcohol and other drug services including residential rehabilitation treatment, withdrawal management (detox), psychosocial interventions, medication assisted treatment, and harm reduction services. QNADA actively engages and supports member organisations’ staff at all levels recognising that it is every part of an organisation that contributes to the high quality of services provided.View our members
Workforce development and capacity building
QNADA engages our members, key stakeholders, the broader AOD sector and other social and community sectors in activities designed to enhance workforce and sector capacity to respond to issues related to substance use. Our focus is on:
- establishing and maintaining linkages and strategic partnerships between the AOD sector and other health and community support sectors to develop greater understanding and collaboration;
- assisting NGO AOD treatment services to undertake service improvement initiatives;
- identifying and facilitating training opportunities for NGO AOD treatment services; and
- providing targeted information and resources to the NGO AOD treatment sector and other social and health services relating to effective responses to alcohol and other drug related harm.
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS NMDS)
QNADA supports the collection of the AODTS NMDS for non-government services. The data contains information about alcohol and other drug treatment services, the clients who use these services and the types of treatment provided.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) manages the AODTS NMDS, which assists in the monitoring and evaluation of key objectives of the National Drug Strategy. The AODTS NMDS is one of the primary sources for capturing the extent of AOD services (government and non-government) delivered in Queensland and nationally. The data is essential in informing any emerging trends and their impacts on service delivery when combined with other national data sets.
If your service contracts with the Queensland Government Department of Health, the Australian Government Department of Health, or Primary Health Networks you will likely be required to contribute to the AODTS NMDS.
QNADA manages the Collector of Alcohol and other Drug Data Sets (CADDS). CADDS is QNADA’s AOD client management system, which is designed to simplify collection of the Alcohol and Other Drug AODTS NMDS.
Member services have access to CADDS with training, IT and data collection support free of charge. If you are interested in viewing CADDS and discussing its potential implementation in your service please contact us via email@example.com to find out more.
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The Australian Winter School conference
QNADA collaborates with members to deliver The Australian Winter School (AWS) conference, a biennial event which aims to showcase best practice and models of treatment, emerging issues and developments in the treatment of alcohol and other drug related problems. It also explores key themes of evidence-based practice and services, diversity in service planning, accountability, evaluation and innovation in practice.
The next Australian Winter School conference will be held in August 2022 in Brisbane.The Australian Winter School conference
Fee for service
QNADA offers a range of fee for service activities to members and non-members in the not for profit, public and corporate sectors. Fees will vary, depending on the type of work and whether the organisation is a QNADA member.
We can work with you on a fee for service basis to:
- Facilitate workshops
- Conduct gap assessments against recognised standards (e.g. ISO, QIC)
- Commence, undertake or maintain accreditation
- Conduct internal audits
- Write submissions
- Evaluate programs and projects.
Please contact us to discuss other activities your organisation would like assistance with.Contact us