Readiness & Preparation
Assessing Your Readiness
Before beginning to plan your intervention, it is important to assess the community’s readiness allowing for a greater chance of success. Additionally, proper preparation will also improve your chances of planning and implementing an effective intervention.
Assessing the community’s interest in addressing the priority health issue is an important measure of readiness. Additionally, determining if there is leadership support, partnership engagement, and resources to implement an effective intervention are indicators of readiness.
The Show Me Am I Ready is a tool to help guide you through the process of evaluating if the community is ready to plan and implement an intervention to address the priority health issue. The scale provides ten essential questions to guide your thinking in determining readiness to proceed with planning and intervention.
Show Me Am I Ready Scale