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Making it Last: Sustaining Public Health Programs in Your Community

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Positive public health outcomes can only be achieved if effective programs are sustained over time. However,  sustainability is an ongoing challenge for public health programs, and for practitioners and researchers alike.  This challenge is compounded by the fact that many things affect sustainability, including financial and political climates, factors in the organizational setting, and elements of project design and implementation.

The National Cancer Institute’s May Research to Reality (R2R) cyber-seminarwill explore  public health sustainability -- the challenges and facilitators, frameworks and tools for practitioners and researchers,  and examples of sustainable programs from two communities.  Dr. Mary Ann Scheirer will provide an overview of sustainability and a framework for public health programs and research.  Dr. Doug Luke will then share a new sustainability assessment tool.  The Program Sustainability Assessment Tool provides public health programs and their partners with a reliable way to measure their capacity for sustainability. Finally, Drs. Susan Tortolero and Alice Ammerman will close the session as panel discussants to share examples of how the available tools and sustainability models can be applied to public health programs, including the successes and challenges their own Prevention Research Center programs have faced.

Join us for this exciting and relevant topic with some of the key leaders in this field.   

This cyber seminar was planned in collaboration with the National Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Evaluation Committee. 

A PDF copy of the slides from this presentation can be requested at the end of the cyber-seminar by emailing or through the Contact Us link located at the bottom of this site.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • understand a framework for sustainability of public health programs.
  • Discuss a recently developed sustainability tool for researchers and practitioners.
  • Identify the key challenges and facilitators to sustainability and some examples of successful sustainable programs in the community.


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