This study was also part of the Tennessee SPF SIG. Secondary data were collected on 27 SPF SIG-funded coalitions and 88 evidence-based prevention intervention (EBPI) and non-EBPI implementations. Primary data were collected by a telephone interview/web survey five and one-half years after the SPF SIG ended. Results show that 25 of the 27 coalitions survived beyond the SPF SIG for one to five and one-half years; 19 coalitions (70%) were still active five and one-half years later. Twenty-one (21) of 27 coalitions (78%) implemented one to three EBPIs, totaling 37 EBPI implementations. Based on data on 29 of the 37 EBPI implementations, 28 EBPIs (97%) were sustained between two and five and one-half years while 22 EBPI implementations (76%) were sustained for five and one-half years. Strong predictors of length of EBPI sustainability included: increases in data resources, positive change in extramural funding resources, level of expertise during SPF SIG implementation, coalition formalization at the end of the SPF SIG, and one intervention attribute (trialability). The study was published in Prevention Science (Johnson et al., 2017).
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