Lay the Foundation

Laying the Foundation

Before designing an integrated SBCC program, it is critical to understand the enabling environment for the program. How might support for the project be strengthened? What actions can be taken to lay the foundation for an ultimately successful integrated program? While some actions may be implemented prior to the actual program design and implementation, reinforcing the supportive environment will be an on-going activity throughout the life of the program. This section reviews how to map the landscape for SBCC integration, how to engage the necessary support for an integrated program and how to prepare for implementation.