How to develop a success story
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      CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) defines a success story as a narrative—usually between one and two pages—highlighting the achievements and progress of a program/activity. A success story can document program improvement over time and demonstrate the value of program activities. When presented effectively, success stories can be a useful tool for educating your stakeholders about the outcomes of your work and the results you are achieving.

      Even as you conduct your program’s activities, it is important that you take the time to capture the accomplishments your program attains along the way. Sharing your achievements as the program progresses will put you in an advantageous position when policymakers or other stakeholders make decisions that affect your program. The more educated they are about your program’s goals, activities, and successes, the more likely they are to support your program.


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      Steps in Developing a Success Story -- Success Story Example -- Style Reminders -- Glossary -- Additional Resources.
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