NACCHO Aboriginal Health #AODConnect Resources Alert : Download an app to improve access to #alcohol and other #drugs AOD service information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

The AODconnect app has been developed by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre to help alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers, community members and health professionals working in the AOD sector to locate culturally appropriate services.

The app aims to support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Read over 200 Aboriginal Health Alcohol and other Drugs articles published by NACCHO over past 8 years 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are increasingly using online platforms to share and access information about different health topics.

The ownership and use of mobile phones in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is widespread and increasing, making apps a viable way to provide people living in these regions with access to health information.

AODconnect provides an Australia-wide directory of over 270 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AOD treatment services.

It delivers a portable way to easily access information about service providers such as contact details and program descriptions, helping to facilitate initial contact and referral.

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Once the app has been downloaded, users can search for AOD services even when their internet connection is unstable or not available.

This is especially useful in rural and remote areas of Australia where the Internet coverage is not always extensive or reliable.

The app enables users to search for services by state, territory, region and postcode via either an interactive map of Australia or by alphabetical listing.

Services can be filtered by the type of treatment they provide: counselling and referral, harm reduction and support groups, outreach, mobile patrols and sobering up shelters, residential rehab, withdrawal management and young people.

The services listed on the app are also available through the Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre website.

The app is free to download on both iOS and Android devices.

If you would like to have your service added to the app or would like more information about the AODconnect app, please contact the Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre email: aodknowledgecentre@healthinfonet.org.au or Ph: (08) 9370 6336.

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NACCHO APP Alerts : New app makes it easier to find Aboriginal alcohol treatment services

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New app makes it easier to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol treatment services

Launched this, an Android version of a free mobile phone app called AODconnect, which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The new Android app provides a national directory of alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and can be used by the alcohol and other drug workforce, and other health practitioners. AODconnect is available free for both Android and iOS devices (iPhones and iPads).

Download at: www.aodknowledgecentre.net.au/AODconnect or Google play and iTunes stores.

What is AODconnect?

AODconnect is a national directory of alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

It has been created for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug (AOD) workforce or any health professional working in the AOD sector. This app is also useful for those looking for a specific Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander AOD service.

The app allows you to find a service by state, territory and/or region through an interactive map of Australia or by alphabetical listing. The app has filter options that include:

  • Focus – Indigenous, Mainstream with Indigenous focus or Mainstream
  • Treatment categories – counselling and referral, harm reduction and support groups, outreach, mobile patrols and sobering up, residential rehab, withdrawal management, and young people.

NACCHO APP- Locate your nearest ACCHO

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Here are the URL links to the App – alternatively you can type NACCHO into both stores and they come up!

iPhone/iPad

ios.giveeasy.org/naccho

Android

android.giveeasy.org/naccho

“The NACCHO App contains a geo locator, which will help you find the nearest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in your area and  provides heath information online and telephone on a wide range of topics and where you can go to get more information or assistance should you need urgent help “

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