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Determine if your internal team needs any additional training on
Gaps in skills can also inform who else in your community or region needs to be part of the process to inform best practices and quality engagement. OPPI staff can also help connect you to these resources and potential partners.
Contact OPPI for guidance and support.
The community health assessment and public health improvement plan are intended to be community-based processes and guiding documents that support the local public health agency, key stakeholders and community residents in addressing priority health issues. Once you have determined the internal roles of LPHA staff, consider designating a group of key community or regional stakeholders. This group can
The makeup of this group will be dependent upon the local process. For example, it can be an already formed group of local partners, such as health care coalitions, or LPHA staff representing different counties in a regional partnership. Choose a group that is willing and able to support this community-based process over a specified period of time.
See Phase 2: Engage stakeholders for more in-depth guidance.
Determine what organizational leaders in the community will need to know about this process ahead of time so they can support it and how you will continually engage them in the process.
These leaders may include
The resources needed to complete assessment and planning activities will depend on
Identify key positions and personnel needs in relationship to current staff resources and the scope of your process.
Develop a budget that includes the following.