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Clearinghouse Phase 4: Strategic Issues

Overview of the Process
Description of Strategic Issues Identification Process
In this one-page document, San Antonio provides a description of their strategic issues identification process. Also provided in this document are links to more information about the technology of participation facilitation process, which several MAPP communities have successfully used in various phases of the process. More »
Webinar: Identifying Strategic Issues
This webinar outlines the mechanics of the fourth phase in the MAPP process and reviews options for conducting this phase. The webinar recording is 1.5 hours long. More >>
Getting Ready to Begin
Strategic Issues Committee Chairperson Job Description
This is a comprehensive description of the duties and responsibilities expected of strategic issues committee chairperson. More »
Facilitator's Notes
The Saginaw, MI steering committee met to review the data from the four MAPP assessments. This three-page document provides an agenda for reviewing the data and identifying themes. More »
Sample Fishbone Diagram
A fishbone diagram is a brainstorming tool that can be used to identify potential root causes of a specific health issue. The health issue is first described on the right (in this case, type II diabetes). Then, factors are identified that may be affecting the health issue. For each factor identified, continue to ask "why does that happen?" and attach that information as another bone or branch to the left. This will help get you to the true drivers of a problem. More »
Summary Reports and Presentations
Strategic Issues Relationship Diagram
This diagram helps users illustrate how a strategic issue is supported by data from each of the four assessments. More »
Example Completed Strategic Issues Relationship Diagram
The Chicago partnership completed this diagram illustrating the relationship between the strategic issues identified by their community and the corresponding MAPP phases. More »
Strategic Issues Identification Worksheet
This worksheet defines the term "strategic issues" and poses questions to help MAPP teams define their own community's strategic issues. More »
Significant Data Identification Worksheet
This worksheet was used by MAPP facilitators in Knox County, TN to assist their steering committee in taking a comprehensive look at data from all four completed assessments in order to begin identifying strategic issues in 2011. More »