In this activity you will discover best practices that will help your work stand the test of time.

Focus on Sustainability

It’s never too early for partnerships to focus on sustainability and lasting change. Your leaders can transform the way community partners work together through multiple strategies.

  • Develop long-term financial capacity so that programs continue after seed funding has run out.
  • Communicate your program's goals and successes to create and maintain a base of support.
  • Establish systems of interagency coordination so that change is institutionalized.
  • Look for opportunities to integrate systems, especially those that deliver services.
  • Obtain buy-in from key constituents, including community members, local politicians, school and community leaders, and funders.
 
Tools 
How Do We Use Data to Communicate- Audience and Data Worksheet
How Can We Sustain our Efforts? Sustainability Self-Assessment
How Can We Sustain Mental Health Services?
How Do We Build for Success? Implementation and Sustainability Checklist