National Cancer Institute Research to Reality Cyber-seminar: Making it Last: Sustaining Public Health Programs in Your Community

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WellFlorida will host a viewing of this Cyber-seminar, Tuesday, May 8 from 2-3pm.  Please RSVP to if interested in viewing the cyber-seminar at WellFlorida. Please see the information below.  

Positive public health outcomes can only be achieved if effective programs are sustained over time. However, sustainability is an ongoing challenge for public health programs, and for practitioners and researchers alike. This challenge is compounded by the fact that many things affect sustainability, including financial and political climates, factors in the organizational setting, and elements of project design and implementation.

The National Cancer Institute’s May Research to Reality (R2R) cyber-seminar will explore public health sustainability -- the challenges and facilitators, frameworks and tools for practitioners and researchers, and examples of sustainable programs from two communities. Dr. Mary Ann Scheirer will provide an overview of sustainability and a framework for public health programs and research. Then, Dr. Doug Luke will share a new sustainability assessment tool developed for practitioners. The Program Sustainability Assessment Tool provides public health programs and their partners with a reliable way to measure their capacity for sustainability. Finally, Drs. Susan Tortolero and Alice Ammerman will join as panel discussants to share examples of how the available tools and sustainability models can be applied to public health programs, including the successes and challenges their own Prevention Research Center programs have faced.

Join us for this exciting and relevant topic with some of the key leaders in this field. This cyber seminar was planned in collaboration with the National Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Evaluation Committee.

Register Now!
Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event: Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the toll free number, web URL, and participant passcode.

This cyber-seminar will be archived on the Research to Reality (R2R) web site at approximately one week following the presentation. If you have missed any of the past cyber-seminars, you can view them all on the R2R Archive ( Watch the presentations, and join in the discussions ( For more information on the cyber-seminar series please email

Lindsey K. Redding, MPH
Associate Planner
Community InitiativesWellFlorida Council, Inc.
1785 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL  32606
Ph: (352) 313-6500 ext.105

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