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Strategic Plan

A strategic plan is a document that describes a program’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and outlines strategies and directions for the program. It is a program planning tool that provides a blueprint to strengthen program activities, address areas for improvement, and move the program forward to new accomplishments.

Strategic Planning Kit

This kit describes the content of a strategic plan, outlines a process for developing one, and provides guidance and tools to help programs develop and use a plan.

Entire Kit

Strategic Planning Kit for School Health Programs [pdf 2.63M]


Part 1 What is strategic planning? [pdf 541K]
Part 2 What is a strategic plan? [pdf 194K]
Part 3 How do I complete my strategic plan? [pdf 649K]
Part 4 Can you help me plan strategically? [pdf 520K]
Part 5 Glossary of selected strategic planning terms [pdf 238K]
Part 6 References for strategic planning resources [pdf 197K]


Strategic Planning Example

The following is an example of a strategic plan, designed with DASH Funded Partners in mind:

Tools for Aligning the Annual Workplan with the Strategic Plan

The following are optional tools that DASH Funded Partners can use to write a strong workplan:

Other Strategic Planning Resources

Strategic Plan Checklist for DASH Funded Projects [pdf 120K]

Aligning a Logic Model with a Strategic Plan [pdf 172K]

Strategic Planning Palm Cards [pdf 1.4M]
This previously published set of palm-sized cards describes the six Strategic Planning steps.

Strategic Planning Graphic:
The Strategic Plan: An Outline for Achieving Program Success [pdf 544K]

Evaluation Brief:
Integrating the Strategic Plan, Logic Model, and Workplan [pdf 140K,text 5K]

Evaluation Newsletters:

Spring 2009 [pdf 557K] Evaluating your strategic plan.

Winter 2008 [pdf 435K] Finding data sources for program evaluation.

Fall 2008 [pdf 591K] How to develop strategies for program success.

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