Module 6: Sustainability Strategies for Rural Health Networks and Coalitions
Of the many barriers to becoming an effective organizational entity, finding a way to sustain the network and its core functions over an extended period has proven to be among the most formidable. As such, sustainability is a critical element to address in the planning and implementation stages of network development. Network members will need to be able to determine how their partnership will continue to promote the mission, vision, and goals of the network; the organizational relationships that help sustain the work of the network; and the services that the networks provide.
This module discusses the key issues in planning for sustainability of programs that networks and their partners implement. For a more general discussion of sustainability strategies that networks can consider, see Rural Community Health Toolkit: Planning for Sustainability.