Use of Iterative PRISM and RE-AIM During Sustainment

The sustainment phase is when you maintain implementation into the future. During this phase, the team continues to work at, adapt, and improve intervention implementation to meet their needs and goals while also maintaining fidelity to the core program functions. Iterative use of PRISM and RE-AIM can occur during this phase to help measure changes in context and RE-AIM outcomes to guide additional adaptations or implementation strategies needed—or to determine that implementation should end (e.g., if new evidence has emerged against the project, or if population needs have changed).

What tools does this website have about using RE-AIM for Sustainment?

Two assessments—one for PRISM and one for RE-AIM—are provided in the Iterative PRISM and RE-AIM Guidebook appendix (appendices 3.a, 3.b, 6.a, and 6.b) for use before and during the sustainment phase. We strongly encourage these be used together. In addition, these same assessments can be used for Iterative PRISM and RE-AIM.

Sustainment Phase of Projects