University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sustainment Strategies

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Sustainment strategies help to maintain an effective fall risk reduction program over time.


The most challenging step of your fall risk reduction program improvement efforts may be to maintain changes over time. The long-term goal of sustaining change is to reach the point that it is no longer change, but rather is the ‘way we do things.’


Your fall risk reduction team will want to consider early on what is needed to make the most of the changes to your fall risk reduction program. Sustainment efforts include activities such as identifying who will be accountable for your sustainment efforts, how you will monitor processes and outcomes, and reinforcing desired behaviors over time.


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