Sustainability Activities

One of the primary areas of work for the HRSA RCORP Implementation award involves ensuring that the changes implemented under the initiative can be sustained. COP-RCORP has designed two key activities to ensure sustainability. Clicking on the activity in each box will give more information about how COP-RCORP undertook implementing that activity and provide a link to that activity’s page.

Community Coalition Action Theory Model (As needed)

One way that the COP-RCORP Consortium has decided to help ensure sustainability is to strengthen the local consortia that make up our master consortium. Using the Community Coalition Action Theory (CCAT) Model , consortia can work their way through a seven-step study group process to help strengthen the local initiative and make sure efforts are sustained.

Master Consortium Sustainability Assessment and Planning

At the COP-RCORP Master Consortium level, project directors from the five local consortia, PIRE, and Ohio University are engaging in a series of activities related to sustainability assessment and planning. These activities are coordinated by HRSA’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) and the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Technical Assistance Team (RCORP-TA, led by JBS International) and are conducted on a periodic basis as part of the national evaluation of the RCORP grant. Working together, the COP-RCORP Master Consortium utilizes the RCORP-Implementation Program Sustainability Self-Assessment Tool, which tracks seven essential sustainability elements: vision, outcomes, financial base, community support & key champions, ability to adapt to changing conditions, and workforce development.

Local Sustainability Planning

Under the HRSA RCORP initiative, our community of practice has tasked each of our local consortium with developing a sustainability plan that identifies strategies for sustaining the consortium over time. We use the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool from Washington University in St. Louis to assess the capacity of the local consortia’s planning infrastructure.