This brief is about writing Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-phased (SMART) objectives. It includes an overview of objectives, how to write SMART objectives, a SMART objectives checklist, and examples of SMART objectives.
This toolkit is designed as a guide to assist coalitions in securing the commitment of important local partners. It incorporates materials to prepare coalitions to meet with potential partners, case studies and planning worksheets for eight sectors and template materials for use after a new partnership is developed. Sample materials include an introduction to the Strengthening Partnerships project, a meeting checklist, introductory letter and one-page coalition description. Among the templates provided are a planning worksheet, membership commitment form, Memorandum of Understanding and press release.
This toolbox is designed to help public health practitioners and community-based organizations apply evidence-based intervention strategies from the Community Preventive Services Task Force. The Community Guide Toolbox contains more than twenty tools for putting the recommendations found in The Community Guide into practice. These tools can help public health professionals conduct assessments and evaluations, engage stakeholders, execute a project plan, and create successful community-based programs. The Toolbox is made up of five sections, each focusing on one of the steps involved in developing an intervention: Assess and Evaluate; Plan an Intervention; Engage stakeholders; Implementation; and Sustainable Programs.
The research agenda supports the Action Alliance’s overall mission of advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. It identifies research areas that – if carried out as recommended– show the most promise in helping us significantly reduce suicide attempts and deaths within the next five to ten years. To achieve that aim, the agenda calls for supporting the use of common measures to make it easier to share and combine data across studies, prioritize research with the greatest potential impact, and focus research on the highest-risk organizational settings and populations.
This brief is about writing good 5-year program goals. It includes a comparison between the overall program goal and 5-year program goals, how to write good 5-year goals, a 5-year goals checklist, and examples of good 5-year goals.
This resource sheet describes the utility of logic models and lists tools and guides helpful in developing them. It is part of the SPRC online course, A Strategic Planning Approach to Suicide Prevention.
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