Writing SMART Goals
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.>
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.
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.
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.