Assessment and Planning in Health ProgramsProgram planning, strategic planning, business planning. This Discussion asks you to consider the relationships and intersections between these essential forms of planning. All programs should have a strategic plan, as well as a sound business plan to guide their endeavors. Although completing a robust business plan (or a strategic plan) is beyond the scope of this course, it is beneficial to understand how and why such a plan could be useful for your program. Give some thought to this as you engage in this Discussion with your colleagues. To prepare: Assessment and Planning in Health Programs
- Review the information in the Learning Resources, focusing on Chapter 4 of Assessment and Planning in Health Programs (for the logic model), as well as additional resources on business planning such as the U.S. Small Business Administration website.
- Conduct additional research on your own regarding the relationship between strategic planning and business planning, and consider how these relate to program planning.
Post a cohesive scholarly response that addresses the following:
- What is the prospective impact of a business plan on the strategic planning of a program? Support your response with references to the logic model and program theory models.
- How does business planning relate to program planning? Support your response with an example from the literature.