Domain 5 - Policies and Plans

Standard 5.3

Develop and implement a health department organizational strategic plan.

Strategic planning is a process for defining and determining an organization’s roles, priorities, and direction over three to five years. A strategic plan sets forth what an organization plans to achieve, how it will achieve it, and how it will know if it has achieved it. The strategic plan provides a guide for making decisions on allocating resources and on taking action to pursue strategies and priorities. A health department’s strategic plan focuses on the entire health department. Health department programs may have program-specific strategic plans that complement and support the health department’s organizational strategic plan; this standard addresses the health department’s organizational strategic plan.

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