The Public Health Plan


This lesson is the third in a series of four lesson plans which serves as a guide to help students translate a public health needs assessment into a public health (intervention) plan. Students will use the Needs Assessment that they completed for Lesson #2 to inform a public health plan that addresses the needs of the identified priority population.


A public health plan is created in response to a needs assessment and defines the planned intervention to improve the health of the priority population. The public health plan also provides a detailed description of each activity to be conducted in the implementation of the public health plan.

This lesson is intended to assist students in the development of a public health program to address the health disparity that they researched in the creation of their Needs Assessment from Lesson #2. A sample Needs Assessment plan is included in the resources section in the event that a teacher would like to forego lesson #2.

Lesson Times

2 hours
2 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Public and Community Health
K-12 Subjects
  • History/Social Science
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2013 CTE Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will work in collaborative learning groups to create a public health plan.
  • Each group will develop a vision statement to provide a glimpse of what overall success of their public health plan will look like.
  • Each group will develop a mission statement that defines what is to be done and why it should be done to realize a successful outcome from the public health plan.
  • Each group will develop at least 3 specific, measurable, and achievable program objectives.
  • Each group will provide a description of the strategies that will be used to meet each objective.

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