Successful builders rely on tools they know have worked well in the past. It isn’t enough to know simply what tools that are available; becoming successful depends upon learning which tool is right for a given job. You might know you need a saw to cut materials, but an accomplished builder will know immediately whether you’ll need a circular saw or a reciprocal saw. Both are electric, and both cut through materials, but they serve different functions. Determining which tool to use depends on many factors, such as the type of material used and the desired end result.
As in building, certain tools have been shown to be necessary in the construction of a successful public health program; these tools include logic models, budgets, and timelines. Logic models, which can take many forms, are graphic representations of what a program intends to accomplish (outputs) with the resources available (inputs). Budgets and timelines also may be represented graphically. Public health professionals need to understand the uses and challenges of tools used in public health program implementation.
For this week’s Discussion, review the media titled Programming Tools. Also, explore the sample logic models, budgets, and timelines in the Learning Resources. Select one of the three programming tools: a logic model, a budget, or a timeline, and consider the potential uses and challenges of using this tool in your SPP
Post 3- 4 pages
Divide your response into 5 sections (you must use these headings; do not modify them!!):
1. A brief description of the programming tool you selected
2. Why did you select this programming tool for your SPP?
3. How it may be useful in your SPP?
4. An explanation of two potential challenges you may encounter using this programming tool in your SPP
5. Explanation of two strategies for addressing the challenges related to the use of your selected programming tool
Length requirement: 500 – 550 words.
Please stay within the word limit. The headings and the main text are included in the word limit. The references are not included in the word limit.
References: 2 and more (Be specific and support your response using the Learning Resources and the current literature)