Now that you have assessed the needs of your community and have started to develop a plan, how do you ensure your health program will be successful?
Rallying partners within the community is vital to the overall success of public health programs. This part of program development is often referred to as mobilizing partners. Many successful health programs have incorporated this step into their program planning models. For instance, Healthy People 2020 implements the simple and direct MAP-IT planning models.
For this Discussion, consider the role and importance of mobilizing partners in your public health program.
To Prepare for this Discussion:
With these thoughts in mind:
Post a brief description of the success story you selected. Then describe the role of mobilizing partnerships in the implementation of the program and explain why this was essential to the program’s success. Finally, explain one way assessing, planning, implementing, or tracking enabled the program to succeed. Support your response using the Learning Resources and current literature.
Note: Initial postings must be 250–350 words (not including references).