Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven health assessment and improvement process that helps communities apply strategic thinking skills to prioritize public health issues and identify solutions.
The MAPP process follows six phases. This page provides details on current phases of the 2013 Delaware County MAPP process. For full details on the first four phases which have been completed, refer to the completed phases. For details on the MAPP model, please see the MAPP Factsheet or the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) MAPP site.
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. The CHSA also includes a community health profile. The Crosstabe Analysis report shows results for subgroups within school districts/region, age, race, gender, education and income.
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 web conferences.
MAPP Phase 4.) Strategic issues: After results of the four Delaware County MAPP assessments were reviewed, five strategic issues were identified as health priorities:
- Access to healthcare and to medications
- Alcohol and other substance abuse
- Food insecurity
- Mental health
MAPP Phase 5.) Goals, objectives and strategies: Goals and outcome objectives have been developed for the priorities identified in phase 4. Broad strategies have been identified to achieve the goals and objectives.
MAPP Phase 6.) Action Cycle: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of the goals, objectives and strategies developed in phase 5 are complete. Although this is the final phase of the MAPP process, it is not the end of the process. The PHDC will continue to meet to review progress made toward the goals and objectives for each of the five health priorities.
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) provides details on the five MAPP priorities along with the goals, objectives, strategies and action plans developed to address each priority and is posted here for public review and comment.