More Information on Strategic Plans

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.


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)

Webinar Presentation Slides (PDF: 979KB / 35 pages)
Questions Posed During Webinar (PDF: 491KB / 2 pages)
Strategic Planning: A How-To Guide for LHDs


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

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
June 2011
PDF: 93KB / 4 pages

Examples of Strategic Plans

Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis CHB Strategic Plan 2012-2015
December 2014
Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board (MN)
PDF: 626KB / 8 pages

Strategic Plan Report 2012-2015
Goodhue County Health and Human Services, Public Health Division (MN)
June 2013
PDF: 1.1MB / 11 pages

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

SRHD 2009-2014 Strategic Plan
Executive Summary

PDF: 243KB / 1 page
Strategic Plan 2009-2014
Eight Goals of Strategic Plan

PDF: 190KB / 2 pages
Spokane Regional Health District (WA)
June 2009

Lewis Co. Public Health and Social Services Strategic Plan 2011-2015
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services (WA)
November 2010
PDF: 92KB / 6 pages

Standards and Measures

Standards and Measures, Version 1.0
Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
May 2011
PDF: 1.2MB / 255 pages

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


You will find, compiled below, any and all tools, reports, and examples used on the strateic planning pages, repeated here for quick scanning and download.

About the Strategic Plan (PDF: 122KB / 1 page)

Strategic Plan Process Overview (PDF: 135KB / 2 pages)

Stakeholder Identification Tool (DOC: 42KB / 1 page)

Communications Plan (DOC: 60KB / 1 page)

Summary of Reports and Key Trends (DOC: 29KB / 1 page)

Facilitated Planning Session: Overview (PDF: 184KB / 2 pages)

Action Planning Worksheet - Edit by Hand (PDF: 61KB / 2 pages)
Action Planning Worksheet - Edit on Computer (DOC: 31KB / 1 page)

Work Plan Summary - Edit by Hand (PDF: 53KB / 2 pages)
Work Plan Summary - Edit on Computer (DOC: 30KB / 1 page)