Module 3 discussion-sustainability and program planning
The Implement phase is the best stage to start thinking about sustainability of program delivery in the MAP IT process. The Implement phase is about implementing your plan. This includes setting up resources and systems that will allow for program success. Organizations should identify funding sources to help them plan for recruitment and training, evaluation of outcomes, engagement with stakeholders, scaling the program up or down depending on changes in community dynamics and creating a long term sustainability plan.
It is essential to obtain financial support outside of government grants and donations to sustain certain programs over the long term. Planning ahead will reduce disruptions caused by unanticipated expenses. Your program will have a long-lasting impact on the target population if you create a plan with specific steps.