Business Planning for Public Health Programs

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Date Developed: 2011. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Stephen Orton, PhD. Type: Interactive Modules. Level: Introductory Intermediate Advanced. Length: 45 minutes.


This 45-minute module will help you understand the basics of business planning and determine if writing a business plan is appropriate for your public health program.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the parts of a business plan.

• Explain how business planning can be helpful for a public health agency or non-profit organization.

• Describe the function of business planning.

Identify when it is appropriate to do a business plan.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.