Partnerships involve a range of parties within a community, working together to achieve similar goals. The partnerships that you create as part of your program will be as diverse and varied as your community itself.
Strong community drug action team partnerships are essential to addressing complex social issues (such as AOD use) in your community. Creating strong partnerships with organisations, businesses, and service providers in your community will help to increase the capacity of your program. Quality partnerships can also provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with groups and organisations to share skills, strengthen messaging, and expand your impact. Strong partnerships can also help to facilitate comprehensive, well-resourced and efficient responses to the AOD program issues.
Working with community partners will enable you to:
Working with community partners will increase the likelihood of your project creating successful long term and sustained change in your community.
Other benefits of effective partnerships are: