Feasibility Planning for Public Health Business Plans
 Course ID: 1030989
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
 Certificate: NWCPHP Certificate
Course Description:

Course Description: Do you have an idea for a new revenue-generating program or a program for which you want to write a business plan? This module will take you through the process of creating a feasibility plan, a necessary step before writing a full business plan, to determine whether your idea is worth pursuing. This module will help you know what to consider when writing your feasibility plan and which sources will provide pertinent information.


After completing this module, participants should be able to:

  • Answer the question, “Is this a good idea?”
  • Gather data and research information needed to write the feasibility plan.
  • Write a feasibility plan (in preparation for a full business plan).

Intended Audience

The primary audience is managers and program planners in local health departments.


This HTML-based online module has interactive exercises (Flash-based) and should take approximately 75 minutes to complete.

Course Instructor

Stephen Orton, PhD
Deputy Director, Office of Executive Education
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
University of North Carolina

Subject Area(s):
Management / Leadership
Policy / Planning
Program Development
Environmental Health Professionals
Educators / Trainers
Policy / Planner
General Public Health Staff
Public Health
Administrators / Directors / Managers
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
Phone: (206)-685-1130
email: nwcphp@u.washington.edu
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