MPHA Strategic Plan 2020-2024

Member approved on October 30, 2019

Dear MPHA Members,

This is an exciting time for MPHA, as we are undergoing a review and building our current strategic plan. Following is an overview of the MPHA Strategic Planning process. Have a comment or want further details? Please email Merry Grande. Your input is valued and appreciated!

  • October 2018 - identify volunteer facilitator from APHA, Jeanie Holt
  • January 2019 - Affiliate Self-Assessment completed by Governing Council volunteers
  • February & March - Jeanie Holt reviews affiliate self-assessment; all MPHA Committees review current strategic plan (guided by discussion questions) and co-chairs capture committee feedback
  • April 16-20 -  Strategic Planning Activity "Creative Chaos" survey (instead of during MPHA Annual Conference Business Meeting originally scheduled for April 12). Notes brought to the strategic planning retreat, along with Committee input.
  • April 26 - 9 am - 3:30 pm, Strategic Planning Retreat with Jeanie Holt for MPHA Governing Council
  • May - results and recommendations shared with MPHA members
  • June 7 - process to date shared at MPHA Annual Conference Business Meeting
  • July - August - Governing Council refines plan
  • September - October - additional feedback from Jeanie Holt
  • October 21-30 - Strategic plan sent to MPHA Members for vote. Need 8% of Members voting yes to adopt the plan. Member approved on Oct. 30, 2019
  • November 14, 2019 - January 9, 2020 - Governing Council works on work plan
A note of appreciation to ALL who have worked on this over the past year, including the MPHA Members who completed the 'creative chaos' survey, respondents to the affiliate self-assessment, those who participated in the strategic planning retreat, discussions at monthly committee meetings, attendees who gave input at our annual conference wall stations, the Governing Council, and APHA's facilitator, Jeanie Holt. 

Click here to view and download the Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Click here to view and download the Strategic Plan 2020-2024


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