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Sustainability Primer: Fostering Long-Term Change to Create Drug-Free Communities

This document covers planning for sustainability of the coalition itself. It includes four chapters with the following focus areas: 1) Engaging Volunteers and Partners, 2) Building a Credible Process, 3) Ensuring Relevance, and 4) Creating a Sustainability Plan. Although the document is grounded in SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework and community drug-free coalitions, it has much valuable information beyond that model and audience.