Develop a Work Plan

To implement the community benefit programs, it is helpful to develop a work plan or action plan. The work plan typically includes a goal, objectives and strategies.


A broad statement of the overarching aim and desired result or outcome.


A specific and measurable change as a result of the program implementation.


The method, process or approach used to achieve the change.

Also, consider including a timeline and assignment of responsibilities in the work plan, for the person, group or department who is responsible for program implementation. See a sample work plan that gives examples of a goal, objectives and strategies in the Implement Tools section.

Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice uses the current best evidence in clinical practice to guide health care decisions. In developing work plan strategies, consider examining what works best to address a priority health need.