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.
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:
- the potential partner’s name,
- comprehensive contact information (job title, address, phone, website, and any assistants’ names),
- a short explanation of why you think the partner or stakeholder would be useful to your project, and
- 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 often help fund or implement community projects.
- 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, government information, newspaper articles, or scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles.