Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning, an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning

An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series


Series Overview

This 7-week series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, processes, and strategies to develop the necessary resources to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Sustainability planning involves a series of concrete tasks to create feasible, ongoing support for essential components of your prevention work. Elements of sustainability planning include examining the impact of strategic planning processes, such as SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and interventions, priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

Trainers will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate a sustainability process 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.



Prevention practitioners, coalition coordinators, and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in communities and tribes located in Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn what opportunities for similar courses are available to them.


Session Dates

Session 1 - May 21, 2024
Session 2 - May 28, 2024
Session 3 - June 4, 2024
Session 4 - June 11, 2024
Session 5 - June 18, 2024
Session 6 - June 25, 2024
Session 7 - July 2, 2024

Session Time

12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Alaska
01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Pacific
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Mountain
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Susannah Burt

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.


Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • Download and complete the Session 1 prep packet  before the first session on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • If unfamiliar with zoom, View a 20-minute video tutorial before the first session
  • Attend each of the seven 1.5 hour live Zoom sessions in the series
  • Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities prior to 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 the entire course will receive a certificate of attendance for 17.5 hours. Partial credit will be considered if a participant completes over 80% of the course and submits completed prep packets to the course facilitator for review for any missed session. 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 the sessions or completing the prep-work packets, please defer this opportunity to others on our waiting list.

The Northwest PTTC is a collaboration led by Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington in partnership with Washington State University, and CASAT at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Registration Details

Space is limited to 25 participants.

Register for the Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning


Cost is Free!



Contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registration. For any other questions, please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected])

Starts: May. 21, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: May. 21, 2024 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
May 21, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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