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Diabetes Healthy Heart Project Toolkit

Module 4: Build a Sustainable Program

Purpose To provide strategies and lessons learned from SDPI Healthy Heart (HH) grant programs on building a strong team and sustaining a cardiovascular disease risk reduction program for the long term.

Overview Planning, implementing, and evaluating your HH program requires a team that maximizes the skills and talents of individual members. A strong team works together to accomplish shared goals and is the foundation for building a sustainable program.

Sustainability is about maintaining and enhancing program services for the long term. It includes elements such as establishing partnerships with other agencies and programs, identifying sufficient funding sources, and having the program perceived as a valuable community resource.

This module contains strategies and ideas to consider for building a strong team and developing a sustainability action plan.

Keys to Success


Lessons Learned