Action Steps to Create and Implement Environment & Policy
Once you have determined that your partnership would like to implement, or put into action, an intervention to create changes in environments and policies addressing colorectal cancer and screening behaviors, you can begin to create an action plan, a list of detailed steps to be taken to implement your intervention. The time you take to outline your intervention will increase your chances of success. Your action plan may be divided into preparation, action and evaluation steps. In terms of preparation, it is important to determine the partners, resources and messages to develop in order to meet the goals and objectives for your environments and policies. In action, you and your partners begin to take the necessary steps to implement your intervention. Lastly, in evaluation, you and your partners will take steps to determine, or to give value to, what you are doing in your intervention. While evaluation is located in the reflection section of these action steps, evaluation activities may be implemented through preparation and action as well. Many of these steps you may have already begun to think through before you decided on your intervention. However, you may need to revisit these areas as you develop your specific intervention action plan. Use the Colorectal Cancer Action Steps Worksheet and Checklist provided by this website to aid in your intervention development.
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