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Writing SMART Goals

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Visit the following resources for additional help in writing SMART goals and objectives to stay on track with the evidence-based program you select.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Writing Good Goals and SMART Objectives Tutorial

This is a website presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on writing concise and through goals and objectives that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound). You may want to consider reviewing this comprehensive guide as your first step in learning about SMART goals and objectives.

https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/evaluation_resources/guides/writing-smart-objectives.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Communities of Practice – SMART Objectives Template

Download this “SMART Objectives Template” from the Centers of Disease Control to quickly develop your own SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Bound) objectives.
http://www.cdc.gov/phcommunities/resourcekit/evaluate/smart_objectives.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Evaluation Briefs – Writing SMART Objectives

This resource includes a brief overview of SMART objectives, a SMART objective checklist, and examples of SMART and non-SMART objectives.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Evaluation Briefs – Writing Good Goals

This resource gives a brief overview of 5-Year Program Goals, the difference between a 5-Year Program Goal versus an overall program goal, and a checklist for writing 5-Year Program Goals.
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/evaluation/pdf/brief3a.pdf

Goals and Objectives Checklist

This checklist will help you determine whether the goals and objectives you make meet the criteria for good goals and SMART objectives.
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/evaluation/pdf/brief3.pdf

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