The Australian Government Department of Health funded the development of Positive Choices, an online portal that facilitates access to interactive evidence-based drug education resources for school communities. Positive Choices was informed by input from teachers, parents and students across Australia, and was developed in collaboration by researchers from:
- Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use
- National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
- National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
In 2014, Positive Choices was recognised by the Australian Rotary Health Knowledge Dissemination Award at the Society for Mental Health Research Conference. The award was for excellence in bridging the gap between knowledge gained through research and the dissemination of that knowledge to clinicians, consumers and carers, and its implementation into policy and practice.