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Te Pou Addiction Workforce Innovation Award now open for applications

It's that time of year again!

Applications are now open for the Te Pou Addiction Workforce Innovation Award 2021.

This award seeks to showcase innovations in work practices that contribute to improving addiction workplace wellbeing and worker engagement. This initiative has been focusing national attention on addiction treatment organisations and services engaged in best workforce practices for the past 8 years, apart from 2020. Our desire is to highlight better jobs for our workforce resulting in better services and outcomes for tāngata whai ora.

We want to hear about new initiatives in your workplace – these could include:

  • Worker contributions to improved service delivery
  • A planned approach to adopting evidence based best practice
  • Improved practice through peer workforce development
  • Transformational change of service delivery models and or environment
  • Initiatives to improve the wellbeing of the workforce
  • Collaboration for integrated care with other services and community providers.

The award will be presented at the Cutting Edge Conference dinner in Dunedin on 09 September 2021.

Download an application form here.

Please submit entries by 15 August either by email or post.

Email your entry form to:

Post your entry form to:

PO Box 7443

Wellington South 6242

New Zealand

Download the Addition Workforce Innovation Award application form

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