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Getting ready for sustainability planning, part 2


Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, processes, and strategies to develop the necessary resources to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Sustainability planning involves a series of concrete tasks to create feasible, ongoing support for essential components of your prevention work. Elements of sustainability planning include examining the impact of strategic planning processes, such as SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and interventions, priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

This learning series incorporates online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, self-study and reading assignments, group activities, and discussion designed to guide participants through five critical components of sustainability planning. Trainers will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate a sustainability process with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year.  

Session dates: 

  • Session 1 - March 02, 2023
  • Session 2 - March 09, 2023
  • Session 3 - March 16, 2023
  • Session 4 - March 23, 2023
  • Session 5 - March 30, 2023
  • Session 6 - April 06, 2023
  • Session 7 - April 13, 2023

Please note, all sessions are held on Thursdays, as listed above, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Date and Time: 
March 9, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm