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You may find the resources below helpful when considering strategic planning at your organization. Please return to this page for additional resources as they are added in the future.

Webinar: Conducting a Local Health Department Strategic Planning Process

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
May 2012

According to the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) glossary, a strategic plan sets the direction for the organization and, through a common understanding of the mission, vision, goals, and objectives, provides a template for all employees and stakeholders to make decisions that move the organization forward. This webinar describes the process and provides a valuable overview of the PHAB requirements.

E-mail for a free download of this webinar (a file will be e-mailed to you promptly)


Strategic Planning: A How-To Guide for LHDs
April 2012

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PDF)
June 2011

Examples of Strategic Plans

Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis CHB Strategic Plan 2012-2015 (PDF)
December 2014
Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board (MN)

Strategic Plan Report 2012-2015 (PDF)
Goodhue County Health and Human Services, Public Health Division (MN)
June 2013

Strategic Plan for 2014-2016
Washington State Dept. of Health
rev. September 2014

SRHD 2009-2014 Strategic Plan Executive Summary (PDF)
Strategic Plan 2009-2014 Eight Goals of Strategic Plan (PDF)
Spokane Regional Health District (WA)
June 2009

Lewis Co. Public Health and Social Services Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (PDF)
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services (WA)
November 2010

Standards and Measures

Standards and Measures, Version 1.0 (PDF)
Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
May 2011

Note: Since MDH crafted guidance for LPHAP submissions, PHAB has released Standards and Measures v1.5. Learn more: PHAB Standards and Measures.


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