TASK 6: Develop an Action Plan

An action plan is the detailed sequence of steps that must be taken for a strategy to succeed. It is one component of your larger strategic plan. An action plan states:

  • What you are trying to accomplish
  • Who is responsible
  • The timeline for completion
  • How you will measure success

Your action plan should be comprehensive, logical, and data-driven; it should include your community-level logic model, plans for addressing identified resource and readiness gaps, and how you have and will address issues of cultural competence and sustainability.

An Action Plan Template and a completed example are available here.

Keep in mind that good planning requires a group process. Whether decisions are made within a formal coalition or among a more informal group of partners, these decisions cannot represent the thoughts and ideas of just one person; they must reflect the ideas and input of individuals from across community

SAPC Planning Tool