Sustainability Challenges

Your organizational setting will determine the challenges and opportunities for sustaining your evidence-based program (EBP). This section of the Learning Center contains resources, conceptual frameworks, and planning guides to help you address a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Short-term or limited funding
  • Changes in staff
  • Changing priorities in your community
  • Program modifications over time that may result in decreased effectiveness
  • Loss of funding
  • Emergence of other program models that practitioners and administrators might want to explore instead

Sustainability in Challenging Times: Learning From Others

Your organization is not alone in having to creatively and proactively identify additional financial resources while stretching staff hours and relying on volunteers to continue your EBP with fidelity.

The accompanying video tells the story of the Seacoast Community Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, N.H., and how it continued to add EBPs while financial support from the state remained static.


Last Updated: 06/15/2017