Planning for Sustainability
By thinking beyond the day-to-day activities and services to plan for sustainability early in the grant cycle, communities can better position their programs for long-term sustainability and leverage the investment of federal grant dollars to maintain successful programs that improve the health of rural Americans. The tools provided here are intended to help you consider the sustainability of programs that address community needs and to engage your partners and stakeholders in this planning process.
What makes a program sustainable?The Georgia Health Policy Center Sustainability Framework
Why do some community programs achieve sustainable impact while others do not? Learn about the components that contribute to success.
Planning a new program? Start here
Dynamics of Sustainability: A Primer for Rural Health Organizations
For existing programs working toward sustainability
Quick Course in Positioning for Sustainability and Sustainability Formative Self-Assessment Tool
Bringing the Future into Focus: A Step-by-Step Sustainability Planning Workbook