Following a national evaluation of the MAPP framework, NACCHO is spearheading a MAPP evolution process to adapt the framework and related training and resources to better meet current field needs and trends around community health improvement (CHI). The evaluation provided foundational evidence for MAPP’s effectiveness in facilitating CHI processes including initiating partnerships, understanding community perspectives, and meeting national standards and requirements. However, the study also provided foundational evidence for the need to update the framework to better integrate health equity and community engagement, address limitations and inefficiencies throughout the process, offer advanced training and resources, and expand its applicability to a broader variety of communities. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration, NACCHO worked with the field to outline revisions to the framework and develop a multi-year blueprint for conducting a MAPP re-design.
Access the MAPP Evolution Blueprint Executive Summary to learn more about the MAPP evolution process, proposed revisions to the framework, and next steps. As NACCHO is embarking on this exciting journey to evolve MAPP, we are committed to keeping the field informed and engaged in the process.
Below you will find current opportunities related to MAPP’s evolution:
- MAPP Evolution: Field Engagement Survey – Complete this brief 5-minute survey to express your interest in engaging with NACCHO to inform MAPP’s evolution. Opportunities include product reviews, sub-committees, key informant interviews, focus groups, and pilot testing new products
- Request for Proposals: Guide to Conducting a Community Status Assessment –NACCHO will award up to $50,000 total to a consultant to develop a comprehensive guide to conducting a Community Status Assessment (CSA). Access the RFP here for further details. All proposals must be submitted to Pooja Verma (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm EST Friday, December 18.
- Request for Proposals: Developing a Community Partners Assessment – As a part of MAPP’s evolution, NACCHO will award up to $50,000 to a consultant to develop and design an assessment instrument(s) and associated guidance for communities to understand the individual and collective capacity of cross-sectoral community partners to improve population health and address the root causes of health inequities. If interested, access the RFP here for further details. All proposals must be submitted to Pooja Verma (email@example.com) by 5pm EST Friday, December 18.