For a program to be effective, it is essential for members of the target population to be involved in developing the mission, goals, and objectives.
Who would you reach out to for developing your program? Are there other community organizations or business partners that you would like to connect with during this process? How would you facilitate the involvement of various stakeholders? What challenges do you think you might encounter?
In this Discussion, you and your colleagues address the myriad issues related to stakeholder involvement during the creation of a program’s mission, goals, and objectives.
- Review the information presented in this week’s Learning Resources and conduct additional research of your own to learn about programs that have successfully involved various stakeholders in the target population.
Post a cohesive scholarly response that addresses the following:
1) Why is it important for representatives from the target population (breast cancer in African American women in the USA) to be involved in developing the goals and objectives for the program?
2) How could you involve the representatives from the target population in designing the program?
3) What strategies could be used to navigate disagreements or lack of interest?
Hodges, B. C., & Videto, D. M. (2011). Assessment and planning in health programs (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
· Chapter 7, “Identifying and Writing Mission Statements, Goals, and Objectives”
The authors provide guidance for developing a mission statement, program goals, and objectives in this chapter.
Kettner, P. M., Moroney, R. M., & Martin, L. L. (2017). Designing and managing programs: An effectiveness-based approach (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
· Chapter 6, “Selecting the Appropriate Intervention Strategy”
· Chapter 7, “Setting Goals and Objectives”
Chapter 6 introduces the notion of developing the program hypothesis as a critical feature of program design and a precursor to setting goals and objectives, which is addressed in Chapter 7. Both of these topics serve as a critical link between the earlier phases of problem analysis and needs assessment and the forthcoming design of services and program evaluation.
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Gervais, C., de Montigny, F., Lacharite, C., & Debeau, D. (2015). The father friendly initiative within families: Using a logic model to develop program theory for a father support program. Evaluation and Program Planning, 52, 133–141 doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.04.006 0149-7189/Crown
Huye, H. F., Connell, C.L., Crook, L.B., Yadrick, K., & Zoellner, J. (2014). Using the RE-AIM framework in formative evaluation and program planning for a nutrition intervention in the lower Mississippi delta. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 46(1), 34–42 doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2013.09.006
Fawcett, J., & Ellenbecker, C. H. (2015, JUNE). A proposed conceptual model of nursing and population health. Nursing Outlook, 63(3), 288–298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2015.01.009.
National Institute of Mental Health. (2007). The National Institute of Mental Health strategic plan. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml
The National Institute of Mental Health conducts research to help work toward the treatment and prevention of mental illnesses. Its strategic plan offers an example of the importance and intricacies of vision, mission, goals, and objectives.