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 facilitator 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 discussions.
Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.
Susannah Burt has been working in Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Prevention since 2001. She has implemented the Strategic Prevention Framework since 2003 and has trained on the model since 2006. Professionally, it has been part of her responsibility to work with the evaluators and review data for state and local communities for assessments. She has worked to develop an evaluation plan for environmental strategies, including policies and campaigns. Ms. Burt is currently working on securing ongoing private and public funding for coalitions in her local area. Ms. Burt currently sits on her local Communities that Care coalition in Utah. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Weber State University and works for Weber Human Services.
- 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, July 26,
- Participate in 7 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times.
- Complete up to ONE hour of independent learning activities between each session.
- Use a web-camera and have access to 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.
Dates and Times:
States & American Samoa:
Wednesdays: July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & September 6, 2023
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Pacific (Including Arizona
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Hawaii
11:00 am – 12:30 pm American Samoa
Thursdays: July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, & September 7, 2023
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
(View in your time zone, here)
Certificates of Attendance:
Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate of attendance for 16 hours. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.
To help make engagement more comfortable, we limit the number of people who can enroll in EPLS. If you cannot commit to joining all 7 sessions, please defer this opportunity to others on our waiting list.
Cost is Free!