Summary of Study Session 13
In Study Session 13, you have learned that:
- You will need to identify and use the process of problem identification and prioritisation in your work. Since it is not feasible to address all the health problems that have come out of your needs assessment, you should prioritise and select those problems which need urgent intervention.
- You can prioritise your problems according to their magnitude, the severity of the problems, the extent of community and government concern, and the feasibility of addressing problems. You can also discuss with stakeholders, like community members and key informants, what they consider to be their priorities.
- Once you have prioritised and selected the most important problems, the next step is to develop the goal and objectives which you are going to aim to achieve. An objective should include statements of what you want to achieve, where, who is the target group, when do you want to achieve your goal, and how will you measure the outcomes of your interventions.
- There are four categories of objectives. These are health objectives, behavioural objectives, learning objectives and resource objectives. Whenever you prepare your objectives, make sure they are achievable within a certain period of time.
- In order to achieve your stated objectives, you should choose health education methods that are appropriate. You should take account of your learning objectives, the preference of learners, and the culture of the community, when you select your health education methods.
- You will need to develop a work plan to help you plan all your activities in a logical way. The work plan should include your objectives and methods, as well as a time frame.