A PIRE-Louisville team launched a research and development initiative in 2001 with funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) via the Southeast CAPT. A frequently cited publication in Evaluation and Program Planning (Johnson et al., 2004) presented a planning model developed from a systematic review of the literature and from concepts derived from a series of “think tanks” made up of key substance abuse prevention professionals. The model assumes a five-step process (i.e., assessment, development, implementation, evaluation, and reassessment/modification) and addresses factors known to inhibit efforts to sustain an innovation. One set of factors concerns the capacity of prevention systems to support sustainable innovations.
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