Stage 7. Defining the sustainability and dissemination plan

This stage defines the intervention’s sustainability and dissemination plan and it  is often not envisaged in planning processes because the benefits associated with continuity planning and communication are underestimated. However, just as the feasibility of an intervention must be analysed before it is designed, the conditions that it must meet in order to be sustainable must also be considered. The impact of drug demand reduction interventions tends to increase as they are repeated and incorporate improvements gained from the experience acquired.

Communicating the results obtained after an intervention is advisable, both for the intervention management team and for all professionals in the sector. This involves preparing a summary of the effects achieved that serves as a vehicle to share the most important information.

In this stage you will find tools to define the intervention’s sustainability plan and the elements that should be taken into account when disseminating intervention results.