Mitigation and Prevention
Strategic plans are key for helping local health departments understand where they are headed and how to get there. The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) created this step-by-step local public health strategic planning guide. It explains the importance of strategic planning, identifies key stakeholders who should be involved, and provides an overview of the planning process. It also includes practical tips on conducting a community needs assessment, setting goals and objectives, and developing action plans. The guide emphasizes the importance of engaging the community, evaluating progress, and adapting the plan over time to ensure its continued effectiveness.