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Module 5: Sustainability of Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs

Careful planning can help to ensure the long-term success of health promotion and disease prevention programs and improved population health. Sustainability planning can help to address shifting health priorities, changes in local economies, and unpredictable availability of funding sources.

For an overview of the sustainability strategies that all types of programs might consider, see Planning for Sustainability in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

This module describes the importance of sustainability, key considerations of sustainability planning, strategies for program sustainability, and a list of potential funders for rural health promotion and disease prevention programs.

In this module: