Provides an introduction of preventive interventions to help assure the health of the population. This PowerPoint presentation focuses on increasing realization that the majority of resources in the health care system are spent on treatment of disorders rather on than the prevention of them.
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Sustainability refers to the ability of a project to carry on activities initiated. To achieve sustainability, SS/HS encourages the use of various strategies to maintain the positive outcomes obtained through initial activities. Planning is an important part of sustainability and should be done with an eye toward sustaining activities, services, and programs. Effective strategies that lead to sustainability also include policy changes, intentional shifts in cultural norms, and changes to “how we do business” that will support future programming. The goal is to develop partnerships and creative funding strategies to support all successful components of the SS/HS Initiative.
Several key components have proven essential to sustainability in previous work by SS/HS grantees: strong leadership, adaptability to community needs, effective collaborations, and meaningful evaluations. An example of an effective sustainability strategy is a local education agency or school taking ownership of a universal program that has shown to increase student engagement because it is tied to student attendance. This outcome is highly valued by schools and also linked to important funding gains for the local education agency, which gives the universal program “staying power” for future school years.
Examines six factors related to the ability of a comprehensive community initiative to generate community-level outcomes and sustain them over time. The six factors include: having a single broker or entity that holds the vision of the change effort; clearly defined roles; alignment among interventions, resources, and geography; meaningful community engagement; competent leadership and staff; and strategic, cross-level relationships.
Highlights three successful models (Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and Minnesota) for sustaining school mental health services. Includes financial policies and processes that support their work, strategies for billing Medicaid and other third-party payers, and supplementing these patient-care revenues with public and private grant dollars and in-kind contributions.
Safe Schools / Healthy Students
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