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A Mixed-Method Application of the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool to Evaluate the Sustainability of 4 Pediatric Asthma Care Coordination Programs


Open-ended responses provided insights into domain ratings. These are presented below in descending order of average domain score.

Figure. Mean PSAT Sustainability Capacity Scores by Domain and Site in the Merck Childhood Asthma Network. Possible scores range from 1 to 7, with a higher number indicating greater strength. Scores were determined based on assessments of site leaders (2- 4 per site) of 5 items per domain. Abbreviation: FQHC, federally qualified health center.

Program Domain Neighborhood Site School Site Health Care System Site FQHC Site
Political support 3.3 5.2 4.3 3.6
Funding stability 1.4 4.3 2.8 2.2
Partnerships 5.4 4.5 4.1 4.1
Organizational capacity 3.8 5.5 5.2 5.3
Program evaluation 5.0 5.6 5.6 5.3
Program adaptation 5.1 5.3 5.2 5.1
Communications 4.8 5.5 4.7 4.4
Strategic planning 2.5 5.8 4.7 3.6

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