EPLS: Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning

3:00pm - May 11, 2021 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest PTTC
Registration Deadline: May 11, 2021
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Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning


Series Description:

This 7-week distance learning series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore how to develop a sustainability plan. Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, strategic planning process, and strategies to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Additional steps in sustainability planning include priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

The trainer will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate sustainability planning with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.



Prevention practitioners, coalition coordinators, and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in communities, tribes and jurisdictions located in Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 9: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.


Dates and Times:

States & American Samoa:
Weekly on Tuesdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, and 22

03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Pacific (including Arizona)
12:00 PM – 01:30 PM Hawaii
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions:
Weekly on Wednesdays: May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, and 23

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Republic of the Marshal Islands
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 AM – 09:30 AM Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 AM – 08:30 AM Republic of Palau



Kris Gabrielsen, MPHKris Gabrielsen, MPH,has worked in substance misuse prevention for nearly 30 years. She served as the Associate Director of the Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), co-authored the first Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training curriculum, and co-authored the textbook, Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. She currently works with states and communities across the nation to bridge the gap between research and practice, assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness.




Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • View a 20-minute video on how to maximize the video conferencing platform and complete the Session 1 prep packet prior to the first session on Wednesday, May 12, 2021
  • Attend each of the seven (1.5 hour) sessions in series
  • Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities between each session
  • Use a web-camera and have the appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone
  • Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session since this is not a webinar series, and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills.


Continuing Education:

Participants who complete all 7 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 16 contact hours. No partial credit is given for this course. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

*Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.


Register Here:

EPLS: Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning Registration Page

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Space is limited to 20 participants.


Cost is Free!



Contact Karen Totten ( for any questions related to registration. For all other questions, please contact Janet Porter (