Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Developing an Action Plan

This is an introductory course offering CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


1.00 hour


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Good planning is an essential part of successful evidence-based interventions. This module will help you understand and use key planning tools for public health, including strategic planning, logic models, and work plans.

This is module 8 of the Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series. It is meant to stand alone, but you may also take it together with the other modules in this series to receive a certificate in Evidence-Based Public Health.

What You'll Learn

  • Describe the importance of action planning for program implementation
  • Describe the purpose and structure of logic models
  • Identify the key components of a work plan
  • Apply action planning tools and processes to a real world public health program example

Competency Terms

Analytical/Assessment Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

Related Occupations

Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Manager/Program Manager
Student - Professional & Scientific

Related Job Tasks

Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
Develop public policy or regulations
Plan public health programs
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services