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Module 6: Funding and Sustainability for Rural Chronic Disease Management Programs

Planning for funding and sustainability can help ensure the continuance of rural chronic disease programs over time. Shifting health priorities, changes in local economies, and unpredictable availability of funding sources are common issues facing chronic disease management programs.

This module discusses the importance of sustainability planning, highlights several strategies for sustainability, and potential funders.

For an overview of the how to plan for the sustainability of your program, as well as strategies that would apply to any type of program, see Planning for Sustainability in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

In this module: