The COVID-19 pandemic has further illuminated the importance of sustainability planning. While building sustainability capacity can help programs adapt to external changes, getting program staff and partners to focus collaboratively on sustainability can be more challenging during a global health crisis. The South Dakota Tobacco Control program did not let this discourage them from getting an early start on a sustainability plan for the next grant cycle. Read the full story.
Working with the Center for Public Health Systems Science and stakeholders, CCSP adapted items and concepts from both the CSAT and PSAT to develop a new tool for patient navigation settings: the Patient Navigation Sustainability Assessment Tool (PNSAT). Read the full story.
In the winter of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health invited Well-Ahead Louisiana Tobacco Cessation and Prevention to participate in a Sustainability assessment and planning process. Read the full story.
The Will County Health Department's Tobacco Control and Prevention Program (TCPP) has been serving suburban Chicago for more than ten years. Recently, sweeping changes within the organization required a more intense look at their sustainability capacity. Read the full story.
SmartStart ECS serves as an external evaluator for university programs and non-profit agencies that receive outreach and training grants. The Program Sustainability Assessment Tool has become a key addition to their evaluation toolbox. Read the full story.
The Kit Carson County Diabetes Prevention and Education Program (KCC) provides diabetes education to a frontier community in eastern Colorado. The program utilized the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool in May of 2013. Read the full story.