Strategic plans

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Three-year service plan and levy rates for 2013/14 to 2015/16

The Ministry's budget for and approach to funding and coordinating services to prevent and minimise gambling harm is set out in its Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Three-year service plan and levy rates for 2013/14 to 2015/16.  These services comprise public health services, intervention services, research, evaluation and workforce development.

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Three-year service plan and levy rates for 2013/14 to 2015/16

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Three-year service plan 2010/11–2012/13

The three-year service plan sets out the funding for problem gambling services over the 2010/11–2012/13 period. These services comprise primary (public health), secondary and tertiary prevention (intervention) services, including research, evaluation and workforce development.

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Three-year service plan 2010/11–2012/13

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Six-year strategic plan 2010/11–2015/16

The six-year strategic plan provides a high-level framework to guide the structure, delivery and direction of Ministry-funded problem gambling services and activities. It also outlines strategic alliances with other key stakeholders and organisations with an interest in preventing and minimising gambling harm.

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Six-year strategic plan 2010/11–2015/16

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm; Strategic Plan 2004 – 2010

The Ministry’s first strategic plan around problem gambling was published in 2005. The Strategic Plan for Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: 2004–2010 provides a high-level framework to guide the development and implementation of an integrated approach to prevent and minimise gambling-related harm.

The strategic plan covers the initial transition from the Problem Gambling Committee (PGC) to the Ministry of Health and builds on this work, outlining the way in which the Ministry of Health will address the continuum of gambling harm. It includes primary prevention and population approaches, through to more selected intervention services for individuals, their families and significant others.

The plan acknowledges that research is a critical component of any strategic approach, because it provides an evidence base from which to inform workforce and provider development, as well as policy, funding and service development at national and regional levels.

Research and evaluation, contract monitoring, and ongoing dialogue with service providers, government agencies, local authorities, the gambling industry and the wider community will provide a comprehensive information and knowledge base which will contribute to a longer-term strategy to prevent and minimise the harm caused by gambling.

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Strategic Plan 2004-2010 (Ministry of Health Library Online Catalogue)

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm; Three-year Service Plan 2007 – 2010

The Ministry is required by the Gambling Act to undertake a needs assessment every three years. Each needs assessment informs the development of a three-year problem gambling service plan.

The current service plan runs from 1 July 2007 - 30 June 2010 and helps to translate the high-level 2004 – 2010 strategy document into actions at local, regional and national levels.

This service plan sets out the Ministry’s funding principles with regard to problem gambling and details the budget allocation, broken down by public health, intervention service and research areas.

The strategic plan and service plan are key documents in the Ministry’s approach to preventing and minimising gambling harm.

Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm Three-year service plan 2007–2010

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