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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 30-minute interactive tutorial presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on writing concise and through goals and objectives that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Bound). You may want to consider completing this comprehensive tutorial as your first step in learning about SMART goals and objectives.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/tutorials/writinggoal/index.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.
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/evaluation/pdf/brief3b.pdf
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

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