Department of Health

Activity 4.5: Identify priority areas for strategic goals

Key messages

  • Cross reference data from each of the data collection methods.
  • This will help to identify priority areas for further analysis.

Cross-referencing the data analysis from each of the data collection methods will help you to identify common themes.

These themes will highlight your organisation’s priorities, or identify conflicting evidence that prompts further analysis.

Areas for further analysis can be included in the strategic plan (Element 5).

Identification of priority areas

Review all data to determine if there is evidence to support qualitative findings.

For example, did AHAs and AHPs identify barriers that prevented using the current AHA workforce to its full scope? Does the quantitative data support these findings?


One service reported consistently that they had adequate access to AHAs but a low level of confidence in delegating to AHAs.

The quantification survey results identifies that the same team is currently spending the equivalent of 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) on tasks that could be delegated to an AHA.

This may indicate that the AHP workforce needs further training in supervision and delegation of AHAs, or the competencies of the AHA workforce need to be reviewed relative to the needs of this service.

Activity outputs

  • Priority areas for the AHA workforce identified.
  • Areas requiring further analysis identified.
  • Barriers and solutions to maximising use or increasing capacity of an AHA workforce identified.

Reviewed 05 October 2015


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