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Prerequisite: Strategic Planning for Rural Health Networks


This 29-page report presents a practical guide for strategic planning among rural health networks including step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for the strategic planning process, identify strategic priorities, and design a strategic plan of action. This tool is particularly useful for organizations within formal collaborations interested in developing a collaborative strategic plan in preparation for national accreditation. 

Primary Toolkit:

Accreditation Preparation Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Accreditation, Strategic Planning


Institutional Author:

Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy





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