Why Phase V is important

 
After conducting a community health assessment and systemwide capacity assessment, it will likely become evident that your community has more public health issues than can be addressed effectively with the limited resources available. A well-defined priority-setting process will help you and your stakeholders determine how to strategically direct resources toward issues where they'll have the greatest impact. In other words, instead of addressing many important issues but only scratching the surface, a prioritization process will force the choosing of a focused number of issues to achieve a greater impact.