Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a strategic planning tool for community health improvement. MAPP strengthens the entire local public health system, which includes all public, private and voluntary entities as well as individuals that contribute to the delivery of public health services, by forming effective partnerships. MAPP seeks to identify and utilize resources wisely and to include input from the entire community. To ensure that all factors impacting the health of our community are taken into consideration the core of MAPP is formed by four assessments: The Community Themes and Strengths Assessment, Local Public Health System Assessment, Community Health Status Assessment and Forces of Change Assessment.
- The Local Public Health System Assessment was conducted on September 9, 2008 utilizing the National Public Health Performance Standards Program. This assessment answers the questions: "What are the components, activities, competencies, and capacities of our local public health system?" and "How are the 10 Essential Public Health Services being provided to our community?" CLICK HERE to the results of this assessment.
- The Forces of Change Assessment was conducted on May 21, 2009. During this assessment policy makers and key implementers answered the questions: "What is occurring or might occur that affects the health of our community or the local public health system?" and "What specific threats or opportunities are generated by these occurences?" CLICK HERE to see the results of this assessment.
- The Community Themes and Strengths Assessment was conducted from August 2009 through November 2009 utilizing a Quality of Life Survey that was made available on the Internet and in hard copy to interested community members. This survey captured: "What is important to our community? How is quality of life perceived in our community?" and "What assets do we have that can be used to improve community health?" CLICK HERE to see the results of this assessment.
- The Community Health Status Assessment was also conducted from August 2009 through November 2009 by a MAPP subcommittee. Assessment data was updated between June and September 2011 for the revision of the Franklin County MAPP Community Health Improvement work plan. This assessment entailed locating indicators of health status to determine: "How healthy are our residents" and "What does the health status of our community look like?" CLICK HERE to see the results of this assessment.
- The Community Health Improvement Plan analyzed all assessment data, identified priority and health issues and created a plan specifying program, policy, systems and environmental change strategies to improve the health of Franklin County. CLICK HERE to see the of this assessment.
If you have any comments or feedback on any of the MAPP assessments please contact Judy Mattingly at JudyA.Mattingly@ky.gov .