While this section provides an overview, the theoretical framework, and steps to take to initiate the process, each of the other four sections corresponds to one of the four prongs. They include both overarching “big picture” ideas and more discrete action items, and contain links to downloadable tools to help you plan for your situation. In addition, there is an assessment page in each section which will help you engage in continuous improvement guided by ongoing review and evaluation of the actions you are taking towards sustainability.
Whether you are starting out or looking to continue an initiative, the tools are not meant to be static and should be consulted and consistently revisited. As you gather more information, engage more partners or react to a change in the environment, you will need to continuously refer to and update these tools to inform your activities as you move towards your goal.
As you take these actions, remember:
The Action Guide is intended to evolve and develop as more users submit their success stories and feedback. We hope that you will share collaborative efforts from your community, recommend external resources, and provide feedback on the usability of the Action Guide. If you are interested in partnering with the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools or in technical assistance for using the Action Guide, please contact us.
Updated May 2018