Strategic Plan Checklist - Local Public Health Assessment and Planning - Minnesota Dept. of Health
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Strategic Plan Review Checklist

Download: Strategic Plan Checklist (DOC)

  • Dated within past five years
  • Lists staff who participated in the strategic planning process
  • Includes a description of the process used to develop the strategic plan
  • Includes mission statement
  • Includes vision statement/elements
  • Lists guiding principles/values
  • Includes an organizational assessment that notes external trends, events or other factors
  • Includes an organizational assessment that analyzes the department's strengths and weaknesses
  • Includes strategic priorities with related goals Includes SMART (specific, measureable, achievable, relevant, time framed) objectives with expected results
  • Links the strategic plan's strategies to the community health improvement plan (CHIP)
  • Links the strategic plan's strategies to the quality improvement plan
  • Describes how plan will be used within the organization

The review checklists for the strategic plan, community health improvement plan (CHIP) and quality improvement (QI) plan are based on the PHAB standards and other state and national resources (see Checklist References, below). MDH recommends that, whether or not a CHB is actively considering accreditation, they consult the PHAB standards as a point of reference as they engage in the assessment and planning process. The standards serve as a guide for demonstrating accountability to stakeholders, improving the quality of work, enhancing credibility and increasing staff morale. Fulfilling the MDH assessment and planning requirements, however, is not a guarantee of meeting the PHAB standards for the purposes of accreditation.

The checklists for the strategic plan, community health improvement plan (CHIP) and quality improvement (QI) plan are based primarily on the PHAB standards, as well as NACCHO guidance and MDH local assessment and planning guidance. The tables below link each of the review characteristics to the appropriate PHAB, NACCHO or MDH reference.

Download: Checklist References (PDF)