Factsheets and General Resources

Overview of the Process

  • Lessons Learned PowerPoint: Developed by the El Paso County (CO) Department of Health and Environment, this 20-minute PowerPoint presentation describes how El Paso County approached MAPP, the lessons learned in the process, and suggestions for future MAPP users.

  • MAPP Overview PowerPoint: Developed by NACCHO staff, this PowerPoint provides a brief overview of MAPP's phases and philosophy. The presentation should take approximately 20 to 25 minutes to complete.  Please contact NACCHO for an abbreviated version of this PowerPoint.

  • MAPP Poster: This poster was created by members of the MAPP Steering Committee in Will County, IL. The poster was developed to help members of the various committees remember the components of each phase and the relationship between phases. The Will County vision statement is also included to remind community members of their shared, overarching goal for the community.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • MAPP Coordinator Job Description: Focused on the assessment portion of MAPP, this job description provides a good basis for identifying the skills needed in a MAPP coordinator.

Getting Ready to Begin

  • Engaging the Community Tip Sheet: This five-page document explores the principles and challenges of community engagement and provides tips for achieving a community-driven MAPP process.

  • Engaging the Media Tip Sheet: This two-page document provides helpful hints for engaging the media, from guidelines on crafting briefings and press releases to tips on interviewing.

Other

  • MAPP vs. PACE EH: Developed by NACCHO staff, this PowerPoint and fact sheet provide a brief overview of MAPP's phases and philosophy, draw comparisons between the MAPP and PACE EH processes and their predecessor, APEXPH, and should help answer questions concerning which tool to use and how to use these tools together. More »

  • Local MAPP Resource Guide: Developed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, this guide provides a brief overview of each phase, a tracking feature to track successes and milestones in the process, and links to sources of data (both national and South Carolina-specific) for the assessments. More »

  • CDC's Guide to Community Preventive Services: The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource developed by the CDC to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. More »

  • CDC's Winnable Battles Resources: The Winnable Battles initiative of the CDC is an effort to achieve measurable impact quickly in a few targeted areas with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address the targeted areas. Resources include background information about CDC's Winnable Battles, including a PowerPoint presentation, answers to frequently asked questions, and media coverage. More »

  • Community Tool Box: A project of University of Kansas, the Community Tool Box provides a range of tools for improving community health. The stated purpose of the Community Tool Box is to build capacity for community health improvement and help leaders bring about the changes they envision. The Community Tool Box includes tools, links to other online resources, and opportunities to connect with peer advisors. More »

  • How to Use Healthy People in Your Assessment and Planning Efforts: Community health assessment and improvement planning can be overwhelming, but Healthy People 2020 can make it easier. NACCHO created a series of short videos, each under three minutes, to showcase how elements of Healthy People 2020 can assist assessment and planning activities. There are five videos total, including topics such as:
    • Healthy People Basics
    • Healthy Poeple and Assessment
    • Healthy People and Establishing Priorities
    • Healthy People and Setting Local Targets
    • Healthy People and Evidence-Based Practices
    Access these short videos by visiting the Healthy People 2020-NACCHO Partnership Resources page.
  • MAPP Glossary: This glossary provides definitions for many of the terms found in MAPP guidance and support materials.
  • MAPP and Unnatural Causes: A Strategic Approach to Tackling Health Inequities Powerpoint: This presentation was delivered at APHA Annual Conference in November 2010.
  • NACCHO Community Health Assessment and Health Reform Webpage: Provisions of the Affordable Care Act require each non-profit hospital facility in the United States to conduct a community health needs assessment and adopt an implementation strategy to meet identified community health needs. The Community Health Assessment and Health Reform webpage provides resources to help LHDs and non-profit hospitals conduct collaborative community health assessment and improvement processes.
  • MAPP Overview for System Partners Fact Sheet: Developed by NACCHO staff, this fact sheet describes MAPP basics to community partners who may not yet consider themselves part of the local public health system. MAPP coordinators may want to include this fact sheet as part of a packet of information for potential MAPP partners and/or sponsors.

  • MAPP and NPHPS Relationship Fact Sheet: This one-page fact sheet describes the relationship between Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) and the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS).

  • APEXPH, PACE EH, and MAPP Relationship Fact Sheet: Developed by NACCHO staff, this fact sheet provides an overview of the key similarities and differences among three NACCHO and CDC developed tools: APEXPH, PACE EH, and MAPP. The information will help users decide which tool is most appropriate for their needs.

  • MAPP, NPHPS, and Accreditation Relationship Fact Sheet for Local Health Officials: This two-page fact sheet provides a high-level overview of the connections among several performance improvement processes and standards, including Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS), and the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) January 2009 draft accreditation standards.

  • MAPP, NPHPS, and Accreditation Relationship Guidance: This document explores the connections among several performance improvement processes and standards, including Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS), and the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) standards and measures 1.0. Communities can use this document to plan how best to leverage their MAPP and NPHPS efforts toward accreditation preparation.

  • MAPP and Preparedness Fact Sheet: This fact sheet highlights the value of including preparedness professionals and volunteers in local MAPP processes, and the relationship between MAPP and community resiliency.

  • MAPP and Non-Profit Hospitals: Leveraging Community Benefit for Community Health Improvement: This fact sheet provides Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) communities with information that will help them engage their local non-profit hospitals in community health assessment and improvement.