The latest edition of the International Journal of Drug Policy features an article from the W3 Project that focuses on the nature of the policy influence of peer-based drug user organisations. In this guest blog, contributing authors Annie Madden and Charles Henderson provide some commentary on the issues raised in the article, particularly on peer-based drug user organisations and their relationship to hepatitis C elimination goals.
Over the past two years, peer-led and community-based organisations across Australia have been busy piloting the W3 Framework and tools at programmatic and organisational levels, and in some cases, at system-level and in their relationships with funders.
This extended period of piloting and implementation signalled the need for an interim analysis on how organisations are using the W3 Framework and what impact this is having in their organisation.
The W3 Project Team is excited to release the What Works and Why (W3) Project: Impact Analysis which explores the way that peer-led and community-based organisations are using and adapting the W3 Framework.