Importance of Sustainability Planning
Each care coordination program will need to develop a sustainability plan tailored to its specific needs.
Sustainability planning involves considering the following key issues:
- Making the best use of human, financial, and in-kind resources
- Ongoing staff training
- Continued engagement of consortium partners and stakeholders
- Reimbursement and/or funding options in the short-term and long-term
- Demonstrating the impact of the program by measuring health related savings associated with care
Care coordination programs should consider working with partners who provide sustainability support through
conducting outreach, marketing, and other communications, and attending regional funder meetings, for
The Rural Health Information Hub provides a list of resources to
help rural organizations plan for
For additional information about sustainability planning, see Why Sustainability Plans Are Needed in the
Rural Community Health Toolkit.
Resources to Learn More
a Plan for Financial
This toolkit describes the key elements involved in developing a plan for financial sustainability, and provides
lessons that The Community Tool Box has learned from its own experiences.
Organization(s): The Community Tool Box
The Dynamics of
Sustainability: A Primer for Rural Organizations
This document is a sustainability planning "starter guide" for rural organizations and collaborations that are
starting a new
Organization(s): Health Resources and Services Administration
Sustainability Action Plan
This document provides an example of a sustainability action plan, including components, action steps, and
Organization(s): Consulting Services for Community Solutions
Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities
A guide that provides a process for sustaining policies and activities, sustainability approaches, and examples;
intended for use by public health professionals, coalitions, and community stakeholders.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention