Option # 1: Finding Partners
Most community action plans can benefit from recruiting partnersâ€”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.
Create a list of at least 10 local partners who might be willing to help you implement or develop your own Community Action Plan. Look ahead to Chapter 8 in your text for more details about how to identify stakeholders in your chosen community. Your list must include the potential partnerâ€™s name, comprehensive contact information (job title, address, phone, website, and any assistantsâ€™ names), and a short explanation of why you think he/she/it would be useful to your project. List why you think that particular partner might be interested in joining your effortâ€”that is, what is the benefit to the partner in doing so?
Your partners could come from the following (donâ€™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., menâ€™s and womenâ€™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
- Write a well-organized list that is a 2-3 page paper, 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.
- 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-reviewed (Links to an external site.) journal articles.