Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
** The Marion and Polk County Health Departments, along with community partners and health professionals have begun a new MAPP cycle! (January 2018) **
What is MAPP?
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), is a flexible strategic planning tool for improving the health and quality of life for the community. Like most strategic planning, MAPP involves organizing partners, creating a vision and shared values, collecting data, identifying areas for improvement, and developing goals and strategies to address them. Through collaboration with partners and the community, MAPP allows us to focus our efforts and work on issues to strengthen the local public health system.
The MAPP process includes the following six phases. It's important to note that MAPP has no set end point and will continue throughout the life cycle of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
- In this first phase, Organize for Success/Partnership Development, various sectors of the community with established relationships are reviewed, leading to the identification of areas for partnership development and creation of new relationships to enhance the MAPP process.
- In the second phase, Visioning, a shared community vision and common values for the MAPP process are created.
- In the third phase, Four MAPP Assessments, data is collected from existing and new sources about the health of our community, which results in a Community Health Assessment (CHA).
- In the fourth phase, Identify Strategic Issues, community partners and health professionals select issues based on data collected from the third phase that are critical to the local public health system and align with the vision from the second phase.
- In the fifth phase, Formulate Goals and Strategies, potential ways to address the strategic issues are identified by the community along with the setting of achievable goals. The final result is a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
- The sixth and final phase of the MAPP process is the Action Cycle, which is where the work happens for meeting the objectives set in the previous phase. Through these collaborative efforts, the health of the community is improved.
Questions? Please contact the MAPP Coordinator, AWalker@co.marion.or.us