Most community action plans can benefit from recruiting partners—individuals or organizations that might help with the solution to the public health issue. These partners may have money, special tools or skills, and other resources.
Create a list of at least 10 partners located in Oahu, Hawaii who might be willing to help implement or develop a Mental Health Community Action Plan. Look ahead to Chapter 8 in your text for more details about how to identify stakeholders in your chosen community. Your list must include the potential partner’s name, comprehensive contact information (job title, address, phone, website, and any assistants’ names), and a short explanation of why you think he/she/it would be useful to this project. List why you think that particular partner might be interested in joining this effort—that is, what is the benefit to the partner in doing so?
Your partners could come from the following (don’t be limited by this list):
- Government officials (state, regional, local or federal)
- Local health/public health department agent(s)
- Non-profits or non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Think broadly. For example, consider national and local organizations (e.g., men’s and women’s organizations, schools, government-funded services, and volunteer organizations).
- Businesses. Businesses often help fund or implement community projects.
- Schools. Colleges or universities may have grants, special departments, or clubs/organizations.
- Churches or faith-based organizations
- Write a well-organized list that is a 2-3 page paper, not including the title and reference pages, which are required.
- The paper must be formatted correctly using APA style. Remember, all research material used in your paper must be paraphrased and include an in-text citation.