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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


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SMART Objectives

Part 8a of Creating Strong Diabetes Programs web-based training. To access this training, please download Flash Player.

Video: SMART Objectives

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NOTE: Access to this information is not restricted; however, the information found here is intended for use by medical providers. Some videos contain graphic images. Patients should talk with their medical providers about any specific concerns.

What are they?

  • Objectives are specific in describing a goal.
  • There are different ways of writing an objective.
  • One common method is the SMART format.

Guidelines:
The SMART format for objectives:

S = Specific meaning detailed and focused
M = Measurable or able to be measured
A = Action oriented (involves implementing activities that can be accomplished)
R = Realistic which reflects program and patient reality
T = Time-bound meaning a timeline for completion

Examples of SMART objectives:

  • To increase the percentage of people with A1C levels below 7.0% among people attending clinic from 30% to 50% by the end of the fiscal year.
  • To increase the percent of people that know that diabetes can be prevented from less than 20% to 90% by the end of the fiscal year.
Overview How To Other Resources

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov