Drugs, policy and public health

April 2015

NDRI is hosting a week-long intensive program on Drugs, Policy and Public Health aimed at improving the integration of research into drug policy formulation at local, state, national and international levels.  The program is intended as professional development for those currently or planning to work in the AOD sector, and as a postgraduate unit for students enrolled in higher degrees.

Date: Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2015

Venue: National Drug Research Institute, Perth, WA

Effective policy development requires a high level of background knowledge of the evidence and challenges, knowledge of key population groups impacted by drug use, and awareness of the policy development framework at various levels of government. Presented by experts at the National Drug Research Institute and other international opinion leaders, this program gives participants the historical and epidemiological background to alcohol and other drug use and evidence-based policy in Australia. It covers relevant theoretical models, and provides practical insights into enhancing drug policy with specific populations (such as injecting drug users, Aboriginal Australians), the community and in emerging areas such as drugs and the internet.

For more information visit the NDRI website.