CICAD: Demand Reduction, EU-LAC


CICAD: Demand Reduction, EU-LAC


CICAD: Demand Reduction, EU-LAC

Improving Drug Treatment Services



Carry out local assessments of the status of drug treatment

Action 1  Study of different models and experiences of inter-agency cooperation: local, regional and national
Activity 1.1. Assessments of availability of and demand for treatment at the city level (on-line and workshop)
Activity 1.2. Publication of a study detailing the findings of the local assessments (document)
Action 2 Formulation of local drug treatment strategies
Activity 2.1 In cooperation with national drug commissions (or the equivalent), conduct a workshop on strategic planning in preparation for formulation of local drug treatment plans (training)
Activity 2.2 Development of a strategic plan for drug treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare in cooperation with national and regional institutions (infrastructure, financing, competencies) in accordance with the circumstances of each country, region and municipality. This plan should include different levels of local services (online and document)
Action 3 Improvement of patient information and data collection systems
Activity 3.1. Technical meeting to compare and develop a record-keeping system for patients in drug treatment, based on existing systems. (meeting)
Activity 3.2. Seminar to share the record-keeping system with participating cities-countries (workshop)
Activity 3.3 Implementation of the record-keeping system
Activity 3.4 Preparation and publication of guidelines on developing a drug treatment record-keeping system at the local level
Action 4 Improvement of local treatment capacities for specific needs, including high risk population and socially-excluded groups, rehabilitation and aftercare programs
Activity 4.1. Updates to drug treatment protocols currently being prepared by CICAD). Development of guidelines to be adapted to circumstances of participating cities (document)
Activity 4.2 Protocol implementation: Training in application of the Treatment Protocols for priority target groups as discussed during the Santo Domingo Forum (face to face and online training)
Activity 4.3 Dissemination of the Protocols: best practices and guidelines (document)
Activity 4.4 Development of quality assurance system (monitoring, indicators for evaluation). (document)
Action 5 Evaluation and Report
Activity 5.1 Presentation of results at the Lugo city forum
Activity 5.2 Final Report of Activities
EU-LAC Drug Treatment City Partnerships is an initiative funded by the European Commission, and coordinated by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Secretary for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of the American States (OAS). The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the position of the EU or the OAS.

updated on 3/3/2011 6:37:09 PM