SWOT Analysis Draft&nbspStrategic planning is a primary functio

SWOT Analysis Draft Strategic planning is a primary function ofleadership and management in public health administration. Leaders are criticalin determining the optimal route (goals and objectives) to ensure theorganization’s success. Strategy development and implementation is a journeythat requires planning, and the organization’s “vision” is the idealizeddestination. Different paths, different stops, and different issues arise alongthe way. The art and science of planning should be embedded in the culture ofthe public health organization in order to positively affect population healthstatus and meet health challenges at the local, state, regional, national, andeven global levels.Although most public health professionals willfocus on local, regional, or state responsibilities, the planningprocess—coupled with artful utilization of relationships and scientificutilization of planning tools—is salient at any level and for any type ofpublic health organization. For this week’s Assignment, review the media,especially the media titled Strategic Planning. Consider howthese health organizations use strategic planning to address public healthissues. Then, review the SWOT analysis tool provided. This tool refers to aCommunity of Practice (CoP), but this template may be used for documentingstrengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to your Final Projectpublic health problem. If you prefer, you may create your own SWOT table.Section IBased on issues identified for the communityhealth problem featured in your Final Project (Mental Health), review the SWOT analysis tool provided (Centers forDisease Control and Prevention, n.d.-e).Section IIIContact a health care/public healthadministrator involved in the strategic planning process. Conduct a briefinterview (face-to-face, e-mail, or telephone) using the questions provided inthe Public Health Administrator Interview Questions document in your LearningResources. The Assignment: SWOT Table and Paper (4–5pages):Conduct an informal SWOT analysis. Theanalysis should include the following:· SectionI: SWOT Table (1page)o A completed SWOT tablelisting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to thepublic health leadership issue identified in your Final Project. Fill in thestrengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the health problemidentified. Then, provide a summary in which you describe your selectedstrengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Why did you select thesestrengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats over others? Include somestrategies for minimizing weaknesses and capitalizing on strengths andopportunities.· SectionII: Using the SWOTAnalysis (1 page)o A narrativeexplanation of the SWOT findingso An explanation of how,as a public health administrator, you might use the information obtained in theSWOT analysis in strategic planning, decision making, and resource allocation· SectionIII: AdministratorInterview Synopsis (2–3 pages):o An interview with apublic health administrator on strategic planning. Your interview may beconducted over the phone, Skype, e-mail, or in person if you prefer. (Note: Youmust transcribe or summarize your interview and post it.)o Prepare your thoughtsand questions carefully in advance, so you can be succinct in your interview.In your interview, you should ask the interviewee questions such as thefollowing, as well as any other questions you think are appropriate to theorganization or individual you are interviewing:§  How often do you and your organization engagein the strategic planning process?§  How do you utilize the strategic plan? Pleasedescribe this plan. (For example, how detailed is it? Is it a long-range plan?)§  What are your thoughts about the strategicplanning process? How well is it working? What are specific strengths of theprocess from your perspectives? Have you encountered any barriers ordifficulties to overcome?Following the interview, please complete thefollowing:· Write a synopsis ofyour findings.· Explain therelationship between planning and decision making in resource allocation in thestrategic planning process.Readings· Shi, L., & Johnson, J. A. (2014).Novickand Morrow’s public health administration: Principles for population-basedmanagement (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & BartlettLearning.o Chapter 16, “Strategic Planning in Public Health” (pp. 343–356)· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (n.d.-e). SWOTanalysis tool. Retrieved October 1, 2014, fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/phcommunities/resourcekit/resources.html#swot_analysis · Community Tool Box. (2013). Chapter 8: Developing a strategicplan. Retrieved fromhttp://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/structure/strategic-planning· National Association of County and City Health Officials(NACCHO). (n.d.-a). Developing an LHD strategic plan. Retrieved October 6,2014, fromhttp://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/accreditation/strategic-plan-how-to.cfmDocument:Public Health Administrator Interview Questions (PDF)