Quality Framework for the Healthy Workers Initiative
Scope and target
The healthy lifestyle program documentation must include a description of the scope and target of the program.
Describing the scope and target of a program is one of the most important parts of program definition and planning processes. It sets the broad parameters for what a program will do, and boundaries around what it won’t do.
A succinct and well defined program scope is required. The scope and target will include a definition of the:
- intended objectives (the reasons for doing the program and what is hoped to be achieved)
- intended target groups (the people or groups that are the focus of a particular program or service)
- intended environments in which the program is applied. This may include the:
- physical environment
- organisational environment (e.g., is it running in conjunction with any other organisation/program?)
- social environment or culture within which the program interacts or targets
- excluded target groups and environments (details of the people/groups and environments that a program is not suitable for)
- program approach (what is done, in what order, how it is done and who does it).
Published date: July 2012