Roadmap for State Program Planning: Implement Program

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During the implementation phase, move into action by—

  • Building capacities (knowledge, skills, and abilities) needed to successfully implement the program.
  • Engaging your partners and staff in the implementation of the HDSP Work Plan strategies, including activities and interventions.
  • Tracking the performance of your activities and interventions.

Expected Outcomes

After completing the “Implement Program” component of the Roadmap, you will be able to—

  • Implement and evaluate the early stages of activities or interventions.
  • Gather feedback and lessons learned.
  • Make adjustments to interventions or activities as needed.
  • Report on lessons learned to stakeholders or partner organizations.

Skills and Competencies

The skills needed to address this program area are adapted from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) Competencies for Chronic Disease Practice.

  • Communicating effectively.
  • Using the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information.
  • Collaborating with partners to promote the health of the population.
  • Managing chronic disease programs within budget constraints.
  • Assessing programs for implementation readiness, effectiveness, and capacity.
  • Manage a team of professional staff effectively.
  • Mediate and resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Motivate individuals and teams to achieve.

Before beginning the implementation phase, you should have—

  • Developed partnerships.
  • Identified focus areas.
  • Identified general and priority populations.
  • Determined what needs to be done.
  • Discussed activities and interventions.
  • Selected the best courses of action.
  • Decided on how to implement each strategy, activity, and intervention.
  • Made assignments to partners and staff.

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