Formulating Goals and Strategies Exercise Directions
During the Formulate Goals and Strategies phase of the MAPP process, participants take the strategic issues identified in the previous phase and formulate goal statements related to those issues. The next task is to identify broad strategies for achieving the stated goals related to the communitys vision. The vision presents, in the broadest sense , what the public health system wants to achieve.
Goals are broad long term aims that define the desired result that will be achieved when the strategic issue is resolved.
You will now brainstorm a goal for each of the strategic issues you and your partners have identified. This is the beginning of the development of an action plan.
Use the Strategy Development Matrix worksheets to record the goal for each strategic issue. You can also record any barriers or comments about possible implementation techniques on this matrix.
The questions below can serve to guide you as you formulate goals.
1. Based on your review of the strategic issue and an overall vision of improved health status or quality of life related to the issue, what would you say is the apparent or obvious goal?
2. What broad alternatives might members of the health system pursue?
3. What are the barriers to realizing these alternatives?