SDT Details and Facilitation

The SDT was developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) with the assistance of a consultative group of NPHI leaders from around the world. It is designed to help NPHIs assess their capacities and identify gaps, prioritize gaps, and plan for how to move to a higher level of functioning. It is based in part on the CYPRESS methodology developed by Deloitte Consulting, USA.

The SDT is a 3‐step process that uses tools developed specifically for NPHIs. The first step is assessment and identification of gaps, the second is prioritization and the third is work‐planning. The results of SDT planning are a roadmap to building capacity and increasing impact in areas the NPHI considers a priority.

The maturity model is based on the idea that for a given topic, NPHIs exhibit different levels of “maturity” or development. By providing examples of what these different stages “look like,” the Discussion Guides provoke conversations in which participants clarify their current state, their desired state, and major gaps that need to be addressed to move to the desired state. Often, NPHI planning focuses on Core Public Health Functions. However, sometimes internal issues, such as leadership and management or issues related to the NPHI workforce, are major barriers to accomplishing public health functions. Therefore, the SDT includes Discussion Guides that relate to internal‐facing efforts, such as leadership and management and internal communications.

For more information about the SDT, and more in-depth background and description, please access the PowerPoint presentations.

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SDT Background & Description

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Facilitator's Guide

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*We recommend that the SDT process be led by a trained facilitator. A Facilitator’s Guide provides additional information to assist individuals who will be leading SDT sessions.