Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community driven community health assessment improvement process that helps communities apply strategic thinking skills to prioritize public health issues and identify solutions.
1.) Organization: The Partnership for a Healthy Delaware County (PHDC) steering committee was recruited and convened.
2.) Visioning: Vision and Values Statements were created by a PHDC subcommittee.
3.) Assessment: Four assessments looking at different aspects of the community’s health are performed:
Local Public Health System Assessment (LPHSA) identified components, activities, competencies and capacities of local public health public health system and how the Essential Services are provided by the community.
Community Health Status Assessment (CHSA) identified the status of our community and the health of our residents. Over 12 weeks,1,200 Delaware County residents took part in the CHSA phone survey, which is expected to be ready for public comment in Oct. The CHSA also includes a community health profile.
Forces of Change Assessment (FOCA) identified things that are or might affect or threaten the community’s health or local public health system.
Community Themes and Strengths Assessment (CTSA) identifies our community’s values, perceived quality of life and health improvement assets. Plans for the data collection sessions have not been finalized, but possibilities include town hall meetings, stakeholder meetings and interactive webcasts.
4.) Strategic issues: Results of all four assessments will prioritize important issues facing the community, striving to align with the Vision and Values Statement.
5.) Goals and strategies: Goals will be developed for the issues identified in phase 4. Broad strategies will be developed to achieve the goals and will be ready for public review in late 2013/early 2014.
6.) Action Cycle: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of the goals and strategies developed in phase 5 will take place. While this is the final phase of the MAPP process, it is not the end of the process.
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) will provide detail on the community issues (priorities) and the goals and strategies that were developed to address those issues. The CHIP will be posted on this website sometime in early 2014 for public review and comment.
All documents will be available for comment as they are completed.