In Study Session 12, you learnt about the purposes and principles of planning your health education activities. You also learnt that the first important step in planning was a needs assessment. In this study session, you will learn the next steps of planning, which are problem identification, setting priorities, and how to develop appropriate objectives and strategies. In addition, you will learn how to develop the components of a work plan. As you discovered in Study Session 12, one of the reasons to conduct a needs assessment is to identify community health problems and their causes. This study session begins by identifying and prioritising the problems which were discovered by needs assessment.