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New Resources for Strategic Planning
According to the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) glossary, a strategic plan sets the direction for the organization and, through a common understanding of the mission, vision, goals, and objectives, provides a template for all employees and stakeholders to make decisions that move the organization forward. The strategic plan document results from a deliberate decision-making process and defines where an organization is going.

NACCHO's 2010 National Profile of LHDs reported that 61% of LHDs do not have a completed agency strategic plan, one of the three prerequisites for PHAB accreditation. To address this gap, NACCHO has developed a how-to guide to aid LHDs in the strategic planning process and has scheduled several upcoming training opportunities.
How-To Guide

Aligned with PHAB's strategic planning requirements, this free guide, available online, offers step-by-step instructions, important considerations, and modifiable tools and templates for use in any type of LHD.

Visit NACCHO's Strategic Planning Website to access the Guide, associated worksheets,  example strategic
plans, and additional resources.
Free Webinar
NACCHO's next Accreditation webinar, Conducting a Local Health Department Strategic Planning Process, will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at 3:00PM ET.

Whether your agency is embarking on its first plan or revising the document to align with PHAB, this webinar will provide an overview of the steps in the process and highlight the PHAB requirements.

The webinar is free, but space is limited. Click
here for more information and to register now. 
One Day Workshop
NACCHO will be hosting a one-day Strategic Planning Pre- Conference Workshop in conjunction with NACCHO Annual (NA12) on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.

The workshop will be based on NACCHO's Strategic Planning How-To Guide and will include interactive exercises to improve capacity.

The cost of the workshop is $50 and space is limited. For more information and to register, visit the NA12 pre-conference website.

Please contact Pooja Verma at [email protected] for more information about these strategic planning resources.  

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