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1 DODI SWOPE, M.ED KEY TASKS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

2 WHAT WE’LL DO TODAY Examine a framework for sustainability planning with actionable tasks for community prevention coalitions and organizations In small groups, discuss how to integrate each actionable task into your community prevention work Share strategies with the whole group My goal is for you to leave this workshop with some concrete ideas on how you can work to improve your sustainability right now

3 IN LIEU OF INTRODUCTIONS; PLEASE STAND  If you are a member of a prevention coalition  If you work in a prevention program  If you are a funder of prevention programs or coalitions  If you can do an ‘elevator speech’ on your program or coalition's work

4 SUSTAINABILITY IS… …a community’s ongoing capacity and resolve to work together to establish, advance, and maintain effective strategies that continuously improve health and quality of life for all. CDC’s Health Communities Program. (2011). A sustainability planning guide for healthy communities.

5 SAMHSA’S DEFINITION “In the case of substance abuse prevention, that involves developing prevention systems that promote and support the delivery of effective prevention strategies in order to prevent and reduce substance use, misuse and abuse among whole populations. Ultimately, sustainability is about maintaining positive outcomes in these populations.” 2 5

6 SUSTAINABILITY IS CENTRAL

7 SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING: PARALLEL TRACKS 7 Sustaining the SPF Process Sustaining Positive Outcomes

8 WHAT ARE YOUR PROCESSES? 8 What are some examples of processes you completed at each step of your planning and implementation?

9 WHY SUSTAIN THE SPF PROCESS? To maintain a data-driven decision-making process as other substance abuse issues arise To increase the likelihood of making a positive impact on substance abuse in your community To position your coalition/agency to receive state/federal funding Green, L., & Kreuter, M. (2005). Health program planning: an educational and ecological approach. (4 th Edition). Boston: McGraw-Hill. SPF SIG Cross-site Workgroup. (October 11-12, 2006). Common measures of implementation fidelity: SPF SIG Cross-site Workgroup. Progress report presented at SPF SIG Evaluation Conference, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

10 SUMMARY PLOT: WASHINGTON SIG COMMUNITY OUTCOMES BY IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL Decreases in Substance Use among 8th Graders by Poor Average and Best Implementers Correlation between higher levels of implementation and better outcomes (substance abuse decreases) was.94 Poor SPF ImplementersAverage SPF Implementers Best SPF Implementers Low/LowLow/MediumLow/HighMedium/LowMedium/MediumMedium/HighHigh/LowHigh/MediumHigh/High Same/WorseSameLow/SameMixed/LowMixedMany HighAll High LowOutcomesHigh Poor SPF Implementation Best SPF SIG Cross-site Workgroup. (October 11-12, 2006). Common measures of implementation fidelity: SPF SIG Cross-site Workgroup. Progress report presented at SPF SIG Evaluation Conference, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

11 WHAT ARE YOUR POSITIVE OUTCOMES? 11 Documented reductions in substance abuse behaviors that are linked to community-level changes in risk factors that can be attributed to the strategy For example: “Less youth have access to alcohol through social access”

12 WHY SUSTAIN POSITIVE OUTCOMES? To provide a clear and evidence-based link that the work you do is correlated with actual reductions in substance abuse behaviors To make the case that substance abuse prevention is a worthwhile and important public health issue that can improve overall wellness Birckmayer, J., Holder, H., Yacoubian, G., & Friend, K. (2004). A general causal model to guide alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug prevention: Assessing the research evidence. J. Drug Education, 34(2), Johnson, K., Hays, C., Center, H., & Daley, C. (2004). Building capacity and sustainable prevention innovations: A sustainability planning model. Evaluation and Program Planning, 27,

13 Key Tasks of Sustainability Planning Document the coalitions current status Identify priorities to sustain prevention outcomes Complete a resource analysis and identify feasible strategies Develop communication & marketing products and strategies Implement dissemination plan to funders stakeholders and supporters

14 Photo Source: Document the coalitions current status

15 ACTIONABLE KEY TASK: DOCUMENT CURRENT STATUS: What have you accomplished? What is pending/upcoming that you have left to do? What criteria will be used to help determine which processes to continue? In your groups, discuss: Has your coalition done this task? Is it current? OR What would you need to be able to complete this task? What ongoing documentation of coalition processes would be good to capture now?

16 Identify priorities to sustain prevention outcomes

17 ACTIONABLE KEY TASK: IDENTIFY PRIORITIES Document your available resources Assess the level of community support Determine the evidence of strategy effectiveness (data!) Document the on-going need In your groups, discuss: Does your coalition have a way to determine priorities? What ongoing documentation of coalition strategy effectiveness would be good to capture now?

18 Complete a resource analysis

19 ACTIONABLE KEY TASK: RESOURCE ANALYSIS What’s it going to take to sustain priorities? What are the most feasible actions to take ? Photo Source:

20 RESOURCE ANALYSIS In your groups, discuss: Do you have a good handle on the specific costs for your most effective programs? Do all coalition members know about the fiscal structure and health of the coalition? Are there limitations to exploring sustainability actions such as fund raising or grant writing?

21 Develop communication & marketing products and strategies Implement dissemination plans

22 ACTIONABLE KEY TASKS: COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING Develop a one- to two-page case statement Train coalition members in developing ‘elevator speeches’ Utilize social media! Identify the different sectors, audiences, and/or partners that you want to engage and customize accordingly In your groups, discuss: Does your coalition have a communication and marketing plan? What resources would you need or what has been helpful in developing and/or implementing your plan?

23 WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS?

24 GALLERY WALK Now that we have all the work from the groups posted, take these last few minutes to go around and gather ideas from other groups

25 EVALUATION Please take time to complete this sessions section on your evaluation form. Your feedback is appreciated!


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