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Module 5: Planning for Funding and Sustainability

A sustainability plan is a roadmap for achieving long-term goals and documenting strategies to continue the program, activities, and partnerships. Sustainability can be defined in different ways — the sustainability of the values that the project promotes, the sustainability of relationships between organizations, and the sustainability of services.

Sustainability is an important program component to address early in the planning and implementation stages. This module discusses the key issues in planning for sustainability of health programs in rural communities.

In this module: