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The Interim COVID-19 Strategic Plan, 2020-2022, reflects the public health priorities of the Arkansas Department of Health to protect Arkansans during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

During 2019-2020, the Arkansas Department of Health held a five-month-long exercise, involving over 70 people from the Agency and the community partners to identify public health priorities and update the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan. All employees participated in a Planning Survey to provide input on what health outcomes and health behaviors the agency should focus on. With their feedback and by using the 2020 State Health Assessment Report, the planning teams identified eight primary focus areas for the plan.

The next step of this exercise was to identify measurable objectives and work plans to operationalize the established goals. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agency’s immediate priorities changed. The leadership decided to develop an interim plan to provide directions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the goals, strategies, objectives, and measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic were incorporated within the primary focus areas identified by the planning teams. This would help the Agency to make a smooth transition into developing the standard strategic plan after the pandemic is over.

The icons below represent the primary focus areas of the 2020-2022 Strategic plan.

Please click here to access the full 2020-2022 Interim Strategic Plan.

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