Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)

National Association of County and City health Officials logo The MAPP process includes 6 phases that will take approximately 18 months to complete. Learn more about the process on the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) website.

Phase 6: The Action Cycle

Plan actions, implement strategies, and evaluate efforts on an ongoing basis.

Timeline: June 2013 - Ongoing

Phase 5: Formulate Goals and Strategies

Develop goals and strategies to address each strategic issue.

Timeline: January 2013 - May 2013

Phase 4: Identify Strategic Issues

Identify and define the most critical issues that must be addressed for the community to achieve its vision.

Timeline:  July 2011 - March 2012

Phase 3: The Four MAPP Assessments

1. Local Public Health System Assessment  (LPHSA)

Evaluated the collective performance of all the organizations and entities that contribute to the public's health. The LPHSA measures how well the 10 Essential Public Health Services are being delivered in the community. In November 2008, 89 members of the local public health system gathered at the Fairfax County Health Department to participate in the LPHSA assessment. (Timeline: August - November 2008).

2. Forces of Change Assessment  

Identified trends, factors and events that were likely to influence community health and quality of life, or impact the work of the local public health system.  (Timeline: May 2010 - September 2010)

3. Community Themes and Strengths Assessment

Gathered input from community members to develop a meaningful understanding of the issues they feel are important. (Timeline: May 2010 - January 2011).

4. Community Health Status Assessment

Analyzed data on health status, quality of life and risk factors in the community.  (Timeline: September 2010 - June 2011)

  • Final Reports:  The Community Report provides a summary of the more detailed comprehensive Technical Report

Phase 2: Visioning

Develop vision and values PDF icon statements for the effort

Timeline: February - May 2010

Phase 1: Organize for Success/Partnership Development

Convene a planning group to identify stakeholders for the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax Community Coalition PDF icon and prepare for the work ahead.

Timeline: August 2008 - Continues Today

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