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An evaluation of the 2007 Katherine Alcohol Management Plan (AMP) by the Menzies School of Health Research was released on 10 December 2010. Through a joint initiative of the Charles Darwin University Northern Institute and the Menzies School of Health Research, Professorial Fellow Clare Martin was engaged to address the recommendations of the Evaluation and assist in the redevelopment of the Katherine AMP. As a result of a well-attended public meeting in February 2011, the Katherine Region Action Group (KRAG) was established to review the existing Katherine AMP, and develop and implement a revised AMP. KRAG has very strong community-based representation comprising non-government service providers, local government, Northern Territory Government and the private sector.

Following regular meetings and consultation with various stakeholders, the Katherine AMP 2013 - 2016 was endorsed by KRAG on 9 May 2013. The Northern Territory Government signed off on the AMP on 8 November 2013. KRAG is continuing to meet regularly to review, update and implement the Katherine AMP. Download the Katherine AMP 2013-2016 KRAG has contracted with Menzies for assistance in monitoring and evaluating the implementation and outcomes of the revised Katherine AMP (2013-2016). This process evaluation will build on the evaluation design used to examine implementation and outcomes of the previous Katherine AMP (2007) and will, among other things, enable comparisons to be made with trends and levels of harm identified in the 2010 Menzies Evaluation. Link to evaluation of the Katherine AMP 2013-2016 

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