This page introduces a Sustainability Readiness Strategy (SRS) and its four support system resources, which are the final products of a 20-year sustainability readiness project for evidence-based interventions (EBIs) in healthcare sectors. In addition to the four support system resources, we also have developed a detailed (two-part) SRS Training for Coach and Training on Use of Excel Tools. The 20-year project is described in Johnson, Collins & Wandersman (2023). The project team includes Drs. Knowlton Johnson, David Collins, and Stephen Shamblen of PIRE, Drs. Abe Wandersman and Pam Imm of the Wandersman Center, and Dr. Hayden Center, consultant.

Johnson, K., Collins, D., & Wandersman, A. (2023). Developing a sustainability readiness strategy for health systems: Toolkit, interactive tools, and virtual support system. Evaluation and Program Planning, 97(1).

Those interested in using the strategy should contact Dr. David Collins (collins@pire.org) or Dr. Knowlton Johnson (kwjohnson@pire.org).

Sustainability Readiness Strategy: Toolkit

Sustainability Readiness Strategy: Toolkit

This toolkit is one of four resources that describes a process to plan, implement, and evaluate readiness to sustain healthcare evidence-based interventions (EBIs). The well-known Getting To Outcomes (GTO) step-by-step process has been adapted to assist workgroups in organizations in sustaining healthcare EBIs.

Sustainability Readiness Strategy: Excel Tools

Sustainability Readiness Strategy: Excel Tools

Excel tools help ensure that the SRS is data driven. Information in some of the adapted GTO steps pre-populate to later steps. This reduces the amount of work by the workgroup. In addition, formulas in tools calculate sustainability readiness adequacy scores. The Excel tools provide immediate feedback and reporting.

Sustainability Readiness Strategy: Coaching Guide

Sustainability Readiness Strategy: Coaching Guide

A coaching guide is designed for a coach to lead actions during seven workgroup meetings conducted as Internet-based webinars over a 10-month period of SRS implementation. Research shows that online coaching is effective in multiple wellness sectors.

Sustainability Readiness Strategy: Evaluation Guide

Sustainability Readiness Strategy: Evaluation Guide

A guide for an evaluator contains instructions on data collection, analysis, verification, and reporting. Field tested surveys are included. Use of this guide helps ensure valid and reliable assessment results.

Below are links to documents that provide an overview of the SRS and details of the support system resources.