Everyone should be able to access the help they need to minimise harm from substance use and keep whānau and our communities healthy and well. The Alcohol and Other Drug Model of Care and Collaborative Network work to support that.

The AOD Model of Care

The AOD Model of Care describes what ‘good’ AOD supports and services look like for people, whānau and communities in Capital, Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa while enabling flexibility in how services and supports are delivered
The model has five shared goals to focus effort and support collective impact:
  1. Driving equity of access and outcomes
  2. Privileging the voice and contributions of those with lived experience
  3. Growing a whole of population approach
  4. Building a recovery-focused system of care
  5. Working collaboratively.

The model was co-developed with an AOD sector steering group and with input from a wide range of AOD sector stakeholders between 2019-2021. The final Model was endorsed by Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley and Wairarapa Districts in 2021.

View the AOD Model of Care


The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Collaborative

The AOD Collaborative Network drives implementation of the Model of Care by:
  • representing the AOD sector, and co-leading with Māori providers
  • improving service coordination
  • problem solving current system issues
  • where appropriate, coordinating AOD sector development with system funders.
The AOD Collaborative Priority Pathway Working Groups bring provider and lived experience experts together to drive system improvements for specific priority populations and groups.

The Collaborative and Working Groups are overseen by the Mental Health and Addiction (MHA) Commissioning Forum, which makes planning and funding decisions for MHA investment for Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley.

View the AOD Collaborative terms of reference



The AOD Collaborative does not provide services.
Read about our Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service.

Last updated 18 March 2024.