Core Planning Activity 3: Strategic Planning

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Each community is developing a comprehensive strategic plan that addresses the gaps in the OUD prevention, treatment (including MAT), and/or recovery services and access to care identified in the analysis. In Ohio, we are familiar with the Strategic Prevention Framework, as gifted by SAMHSA. To address local issues, we first turn to the contextual analysis to determine what our priority areas need to be. This data-driven process ensures that both short and long-term outcomes see change at a local level.

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Prioritization Process


A strategic planning process often results in the development of many objectives and strategies. Unfortunately, all planning groups must contend with limited resources (time, money, and personnel). For this reason, not every objective, strategy, or project can be given the same level of resources. In fact, some ideas may have to be shifted into a “parking lot” to address at another time. The bottom line is that all groups have resource constraints and must prioritize strategies and objectives before moving forward. This is why priority setting is essential when developing a strategic plan. In fact, one of the toughest tasks in strategic planning is building concurrence within the consortium and among stakeholders for setting priorities. This template will walk your group through thinking about the prioritization process in a purposeful and intentional manner.




HRSA RCORP-Planning Strategic Planning Guidance and Template


This strategic planning guidance and template was created by JBS International for the HRSA RCORP-Planning Initiative.




OhioMHAS Strategic Planning Templates


​Over the past ten years and across many projects, OhioMHAS has supported the development of strategic planning templates. These templates were created by and for members of Ohio’s behavioral health system of care. The process began with Ohio’s Strategic Prevention – State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) in 2009 and has continued across several initiatives such as Ohio’s Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Initiative and Ohio’s Community Collective Impact Model for Change (CCIM4C) Initiative. For the HRSA RCORP-Planning Initiative, we have developed two templates to guide communities through a planning process that: (1) builds upon the strengths of the planning process developed in Ohio’s prevention system and (2) parallels the requirements set forth by HRSA. In the OhioMHAS-developed planning process, two documents comprise the strategic planning process: the strategic plan map and the strategy description form. These documents have been updated for the HRSA RCORP-Planning Initiative.




Crosswalking the OhioMHAS Strategic Planning Templates and the HRSA RCORP-P Strategic Planning Template


To demonstrate how the HRSA RCORP-P Initiative planning template and the OhioMHAS Strategic Planning Templates dovetail (and are both excellent tools to support strategic planning!), we have provided a crosswalk of these tools. Crosswalk Attachments:




Resources on Strategic Planning


This webinar on existing resources for strategic planning was put together to walk anyone through the available resources specifically for strategic planning for the HRSA RCORP-Planning initiative. However, these resources may be helpful for anyone engaging in a strategic planning process.