Everyday Sustainability: Building a Foundation for Sustainable Prevention Throughout the SPF


Sustainability is one of the overarching principles of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). It sits in the middle of the Framework touching every step of the SPF. Yet we often fail to consider sustainability in our daily work. Sustainable, community-driven, outcome-focused substance misuse prevention isn’t built in the last 6 months of a grant cycle. Creating sustainable prevention happens every day, in every step of the SPF process. In this 90-minute webinar, we will explore how to build sustainability into each step of the SPF process through our daily prevention work.





  1. Define sustainability
  2. Describe how sustainability is woven into each step of the SPF process
  3. List the “everyday” tasks associated with building sustainable substance misuse prevention programs



Photo: Erin Ficker

Erin Ficker, MPAff, CSPS

Erin Ficker serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC. For more than 16 years, Erin has worked in substance abuse prevention supporting communities to use evidence-based strategies and data-driven processes in substance abuse prevention planning and implementation.  She works with community-level prevention practitioners and schools in the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of prevention interventions.

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