In this week’s resources, you have learned the critical importance of a comprehensive needs assessment. You have also read about how priorities presented in a community action plan should stimulate discussions around strengthening a health educator’s relationship with the community for which it is designated to serve. “Planning is essential in developing a comprehensive and effective continuum of programs and services. A well thought-out planning effort can produce results-oriented programs.” (Community Action Planning Guide,” n.d. p.2)
Each group will read the executive summaries for the following action plans:
Group A: Action Plan for Heart Disease and Stroke (available at Action Plan for Heart Disease and Stroke)
Post an explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of the action plan you have been assigned to. Explain modifications you would make to this action plan based on what you have learned in this course. Justify your rationale for these modifications.