Strategic Planning 

What is Strategic Planning?
Strategic Planning is a step by step process based on specific objectives and end products that can be implemented and evaluated. Simply put, it is a process that allows us to look into the future, paint a picture of the future based on current trends and influence the forces that will affect us.

In order to determine the future direction of the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), it is first important that we understand its current position and the possible avenues through which we can pursue particular courses of action. Strategic Planning looks three to five years ahead and charts a course based on strong indicators of what HHSA will be like in those years.

The key components of Strategic Planning include an understanding of HHSA’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals. Our Mission defines our fundamental purpose and reason for existing and what we will do in order to achieve our Vision. Our Vision outlines what HHSA wants to be, or how it wants the world in which it operates to be viewed. Our Values are beliefs that are shared among the HHSA stakeholders. Our Goals illustrates the Objectives and Tasks we will utilize to meet the challenges and assist the Agency in taking full advantage of opportunities while minimizing threats. In short, Strategic Planning will assist us in controlling our future by utilizing our energies and resources more effectively and conduct our business more successfully and proactively, despite changes in the environment.