Supporting the selection of actions to reduce alcohol-related harm in your community.
HOW TO APPROACH THE PREVENTION CAPACITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE: SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL:
The LGA Guide Tool 3 – Prevention capacity and infrastructure self-assessment tool is designed to guide you through the key domains for action evidenced to prevent and minimise alcohol-related harm on a local level, and connection you to sections of The Art of Community Alcohol Management: What local government can do to prevent and minimise alcohol-related harm (The Guide) to support the development and delivery of those actions.
These domains include:
(Note – when we refer to alcohol prevention work, we are considering all pillars of a harm minimisation approach including demand, availability and harm reduction. We are not referring to an abstinence approach, rather actions that support lower-risk behaviours designed to prevent and minimise alcohol-related harms).
The table below demonstrates how this is laid out in the Self-Assessment Tool. (NOTE – WE NEED TO DESIGN THIS INTO A SURVEY BUT FOR NOW THIS WILL ASSIST WITH CONNECTING THE LOGISTICS OF HOW IT WORKS – ALL RED ITEMS NOTE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REVIEWER AND WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE FINAL VERSION)
|Prevention Domain||Self-assessment Questions||Recommended Action YES/NO||Opportunities for Action||Rationale – why this action is important||Shortlisted Action will form your Action Plan YES/NO||Sections of guide||Quick reference to Guide’s Sample Actions||Guide Tools to Support Selected Actions|
|Outlines key domains evidenced to support the prevention and minimisation of alcohol-related harm.||Key questions prompt assessment of current prevention actions being delivered and/or supported by your local government that provide insights into actions that are recommended for consideration when building an action plan, strategy or suite of activities to prevention and minimise alcohol-related harm in your community.||If you have answered NO to a self-assessment question, it will connect you to a recommended action to address that domain area.||Key opportunities for action are recommended for local governments to consider as an evidence-based approach to address this domain area.||Each action has a rationale explaining why it is important to prevent and minimise alcohol-related harm.||When considering key actions relevant to your local government, the ‘LGA Guide Tool 10 – Mapping alcohol-related priorities in a community’ can assist with prioritising actions based on local issues, risk and protective factors. Along with consideration of existing resources, available programs and community need. This may assist in shortlisting actions, to develop a realistic action plan, Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, and/or strategic plan.||Once you have selected your shortlist, the Quick Reference Guide will assist with connecting you to the relevant sections of the Guide that will aid the development and implementation of that action.||The Quick Reference Guide will also assist with connecting you to the relevant Sample Actions within that section of The Guide.||Each Guide section has a selection of tools to assist in the development and delivery of that action to support you in your alcohol prevention work.|