Organisations and groups implementing programs should strive to:

  • Ensure that strategies and actions are evidence-based.
  • Align programs with existing national, state, territory and local plans and strategies.
  • Value and build on existing efforts and prevent unnecessary duplication.
  • Demonstrate commitment to accountability, efficiency and value for investments.
  • Emphasise partnerships across all of Australia, all sectors, and all levels of government.
  • Generate new knowledge through innovation, policy and action research and evaluation.
  • Recognise that substantial investments of resources are required from both new and existing sources to advance policies, intervention programs, research and monitoring.