Take Action! Create a Coalition Action Plan

An action plan will help to keep you on track during implementation and ensure that there is agreement on partner roles and responsibilities. Work collaboratively with your partners to create an action plan that includes your SMART goals and the recommended elements for an action plan listed below.

Elements of an Action Plan

Priority Area

Consider choosing 1-3 priorities to focus on at first. You can add as more resources are available to allow expansion.

Activities

The more specific you can be, the better. If an activity has a lot of steps, you can break it into sub-activities.

Timeline

When will the activities occur? Depending on your initiative’s timeline, you might break this down by year, quarter, or month.

Leader/Partner

Who will oversee this and contribute to this activity? This may be a task group with a chairperson or a program manager keeping everyone on task.

Status

How are things going with this activity? This is useful when you start tracking progress.

Success Metrics

Make sure you have baseline data for your priorities and goals. Later you will be able to measure your progress.

A Helpful Worksheet – PLACEHOLDER

Create an Action Plan With Corresponding Roles and Responsibilities Worksheet

This worksheet (LINK) will help you to map out the action plan for your initiative.