Initial Scope of Work

  • Access to health care
  • Prevention
  • Treatment of chronic illness
  • Non-governmental support systems for family health
  • Treatment for substance abuse & mental illnesses
  • Identify current resources available to community
  • Encourage fathers & mentors
  • Types & costs of benefits offered by businesses in local area
  • Promoting physical and mental health for the economically oppressed

The initial work program involves at least three sets of activities:

  • Define the issue. Take sufficient time to determine the scope of work for the subject area. The focus is, "In what ways does the subject affect persistent poverty?"
  • Measure. To identify bench marks for communicating the problem, measuring progress and ensuring accountability. "What needs to be understood in order to craft meaningful change strategies?"
  • Implementation strategies. To determine the most effective way to address the problem. To determine the most effective way to include considerations of culture, family and race on successful recommendations.