Module 4 Community Action Plan

Module 4 Community Action Plan

OPTION #1: FINDING PARTNERS

Most community action plans can benefit from recruiting partners—individuals or organization that might help with the solution to the public-health issue. These partners may have money, special tools or skills, and other resources.

Create a list of at least ten local partners / stakeholders who might be willing to help you implement or develop your own Community Action Plan. Remember, a stakeholder is a person with an interest or concern in something. For each potential partner include all of the following information:

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  1. the potential partner’s name,
  2. comprehensive contact information (job title, address, phone, website, and any assistants’ names),
  3. a short explanation of why you think he/she/it would be useful to your project, and
  4. why you think that particular partner might be interested in joining your effort—that is, what is the benefit to the partner in doing so?

Your partners could come from the following (don’t be limited by this list):

  • Government officials (state, regional, local or federal)
  • Local health/public health department agent(s)
  • Non-profits or non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Think broadly.  For example, consider national and local organizations (e.g., men and women’s organizations, schools, government-funded services, and volunteer organizations).
  • Businesses. Businesses often help fund or implement community projects.
  • Schools.  Colleges or universities may have grants, special departments, or clubs/organizations.
  • Churches or faith-based organizations

Instructions:

  • Write a well-organized list that is a 2-3-page paper or from 500-750 words, not including the title and reference pages, which are required.
  • The paper must be formatted correctly using APA style. Remember, all research material used in your paper must be paraphrased and include an in-text citation.
  • Your paper must be properly cited and formatted according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • This is an individual paper, however, you should reflect on our Discussion Forums and incorporate ideas from there, as appropriate.
  • Be sure you utilize your text appropriately as a reference and cite at least one other credible external reference such as a website or journal article to support your proposed resolution of the case.
  • Your external sources can be trade publications (Links to an external site.), government information, newspaper articles, or scholarly or peer-review (Links to an external site.) journal articles journal articles. The CSU Global Library is a good place to find these sources.

Submit your paper.

OPTION #2: INTERVIEW A POTENTIAL PARTNER

Most community action plans can benefit from recruiting partners—individuals or organizations that might help with the solution to the public-health issue. These partners may have money, special tools or skills, and other resources.

For this option, select one person/stakeholder in your community who might have interest or expertise in your community action plan. Remember, a stakeholder is a person with an interest or concern in something.  This stakeholder should have a connection to your portfolio topic in your chosen community as this may help you determine who you can interview. Plan a brief interview with this person to run your ideas for an action plan to implement in your community by him or her as you continue drafting your plan. Do not use this interview to verify that this person thinks the issue exists in your community. You should know that based on previous research.

Provide all of the following information:

  1. the potential partner’s name,
  2. comprehensive contact information (job title, address, phone, website, and any assistants’ names),
  3. a short explanation of why you think he/she/it would be useful to your project, and
  4. why you think that particular partner might be interested in joining your effort—that is, what is the benefit to the partner in doing so?

Your interviewee could come from the following (don’t be limited by this list):

  • Government officials (state, regional, local or federal)
  • Local health/public health department agent(s)
  • Non-profits or non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Think broadly.  For example, consider national and local organizations (e.g., men and women’s organizations, schools, government-funded services, and volunteer organizations).
  • Businesses. Businesses often help fund or implement community projects.
  • Schools.  Colleges or universities may have grants, special departments, or clubs/organizations.
  • Churches or faith-based organizations