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Queensland Stay On Your Feet® Toolkit Phase 2

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Step 2C: Develop a plan of action

Now that you have identified and engaged both your project team and interested stakeholders, you can start preparing your falls prevention community and/or organisational action plan.

Writing your community action plan
The next step in the planning process is to hold a community planning meeting, with the aim of developing a community action plan. You may need to have several community planning meetings to finalise your plan (depending on its complexity). At these meetings, you will:

  • determine the group's terms of reference
  • set roles and responsibilities
  • set measurable goals, objectives and strategies
  • decide and prioritise evidence-based strategies to address falls and promote healthy active ageing
  • set priorities in terms of budget and timeframes
  • seek commitment to implement and monitor strategies
  • determine how you will measure the success of your plan (using evaluation tools)
  • prepare a written community action plan
  • set future meeting dates to monitor progress.

For a wide range of resources to help you organize your community planning meeting and write your community action plan (including a template action plan and sample action plans), go to Phase 2 Tools and templates.

 

Tools and templates
Planning tools and techniques
Project management
Community planning meetings (introduction letter, action list, action plan, feedback form)
Community action plans (including sample community action plan)


Measure before, during and after

Collecting a baseline measure at a community, organisational and individual level before your project/program activity commences is vital to provide a comparison with information collected after implementation.

You should also consider when you expect the effect of the program will occur and evaluate at this point in time. If evaluation is completed too early or too late, you may miss capturing the effect of the project/program [17]. Refer to what other projects/programs have done in the literature or conduct research with smaller groups of people at several points in time eg. one month, three months and/or six months [17].

When measuring change as a result of your project/program, remember that there may be other potential influences that could positively or negatively affect your results [26].

Ready for the next step?
Go to Step 2D: Decide how to communicate

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Last updated: 7 August 2012