Writing SMART objectives


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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This brief is about writing Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-phased (SMART) objectives. It includes an overview of objectives, how to write SMART objectives, a SMART objectives checklist, and examples of SMART objectives.