YEAR 2013 & BEYOND
The Environmental Health Foundation (EHF) embarked on a review of its strategic plan to identify organizational strengths and weaknesses and critical action areas. This plan contains the vision and mission and six core strategies that are critical to the EHF exceeding beneficiaries' expectations. The EHF's Strategic Plan represents the direction and focus of the organization from 2013 to 2016. It provides the organization with the ability to channel resources in a direction that yields the greatest benefit to beneficiaries and surrounding communities. The strategic planning process has enabled the Foundation to plan and execute continuous organizational improvements. Furthermore, another desired goal is to achieve competitive advantage in order to generate sufficient revenue to support our projects and programmes.
One of the main target beneficiaries in the Environmental Health Foundation 2013-2016 Strategic Plan is children at the early childhood stage, ages 0-6 years. Our strategies are guided by the research which estimates that a mere 30 per cent of the children who attend basic schools are prepared for the primary level. Through our programmes, we will promote improvement in the health, education and environment of children at the early childhood stage. Planned projects will address health and sanitation issues in basic schools, training programmes in basic child development; absence of interactive play materials and equipment in basic schools; and child care and parenting skills.
Additionally, as one of the pioneers and major contributors to the country's National Wellness Programme, the Foundation intends to expand its wellness projects and its approach to healthy living with planned activities intended to improve the health status and quality of life in the communities we serve. The strategy is aimed at an improved quality of life resulting from enhanced physical, mental, and spiritual health, with communities taking responsibility and making healthy choices.
The Foundation's core competency is community-based interventions, education and activism. To strengthen and build on our interventions and educational focus, the organisation must facilitate the dissemination of up-to-date information at the community level. EHF can accomplish this most effectively through the development of programmes for implementation. EHF's programmes work because they are used at the community level. The programmes and the data they generate educate communities, the public, and health and environmental management agencies about local, national and even global health and environmental issues and problems, while giving them lessons, data and tools they can apply in their own "backyards."
EHF will magnify the effectiveness in achieving its goals by forming partnerships with other national, regional and international organisations. By joining our efforts with those other environmental and health organisations and stakeholders, we can provide standardised, high-quality data to inform the decision-making process for health and environmental resources management.
In 2013 and beyond, the Foundation will continue to promote health and wellness, education, science & technology, and a safe environment in the communities we serve. We intend to do this by fostering partnerships with other organizations and individuals whose values are similar to those of the Foundation and who understand and share our commitment to enhancing the quality of people's lives.
The Environmental Health Foundation (EHF) will be staging its 11th Annual “We... (Eden Gardens)
Workshop on “Energy Efficiency, Regularization, Energy Consumption and Safety... (The Saint Andrew Settlement (Community hub) in Majesty Gardens, Kingston 11, St. Andrew)
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