Sustainability: why good programs fail and what we need to know

Thorley, Virginia (2012). Sustainability: why good programs fail and what we need to know. In Virginia Thorley and Melissa Clark Vickers (Ed.), The 10th step and beyond: Mother support for breastfeeding (pp. 211-218) Amarillo, TX, United States: Hale Publishing.

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Author Thorley, Virginia
Title of chapter Sustainability: why good programs fail and what we need to know
Title of book The 10th step and beyond: Mother support for breastfeeding
Place of Publication Amarillo, TX, United States
Publisher Hale Publishing
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780984774685
Editor Virginia Thorley
Melissa Clark Vickers
Chapter number 18
Start page 211
End page 218
Total pages 8
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter will examine conundrums about why some excellent programs fail and what individuals and organizations need to consider in establishing new programs for mother support or evaluating existing ones. Some of the challenges facing groups or programs of any size are: becoming known to mothers who need the support; access to this support, such as where the help is located; inclusiveness, that is, whether the group is welcoming; the financial sustainabiliry of the program; and finding and keeping volunteers who are returning to paid employment. Other programs providing support to very small numbers of mothers whose babies have a relatively unusual challenge may also be difficult to sustain in the communiry. Indeed, low numbers of babies with a particular condition may make establishing breastfeeding support in the communiry extremely difficult. All of these factors are important in the sustainabiliry of a group or program, and the lack of any of them can put survival of this support at risk. Yet, it is lack of financial sustainabiliry, especially when a service has been established on short-term funding, which is most likely to lead to failure of good qualiry programs that are meeting a need.
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