NACCHO is pleased to launch the three revised assessments of Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework for community health improvement this December. NACCHO will host a webinar series to describe each assessment; see the webinars below.
MAPP is NACCHO’s flagship framework for community health improvement. Since 2019, NACCHO has been spearheading a MAPP evolution process to update the framework in response to opportunities for improvement highlighted through a national evaluation. The updated framework will help MAPP users center health equity and fully engage their communities in the process.
Register for each webinar below. The assessments will be available via NACCHO’s MAPP webpage prior to the webinars.
Community Partners Assessment
Monday, December 5, 12:30 – 2:00pm EST – Register here
The Community Partners Assessment (CPA) is a new assessment tool developed for MAPP 2.0. It is designed to replace the use of the Local Public Health Systems Assessment (LPHSA) in MAPP. The CPA is an assessment process that allows all community partners involved in MAPP to critically look at their own individual systems, processes and capacities, and their collective capacity as a network to address health inequities. This tool will help identify the range of actions that are currently being taken and could be taken moving forward to address health inequity at the individual to systemic and structural levels.
Community Status Assessment
Thursday, December 8, 11:30am – 1:00pm EST – Register here
The Community Status Assessment (CSA) is the quantitative assessment of MAPP 2.0. It quantitatively describes the status of the community, including health outcomes, health behaviors, social determinants of health, and systems of power, privilege, and oppression, and across all these variables, existing inequities. For populations where there are no or insufficient data, primary data collection can be conducted. It highlights data gaps and issues or inequities that need to be further explored through other assessments.
Community Context Assessment
Wednesday, December 14, 12:30 – 2:00pm EST – Register here
The Community Context Assessment (CCA) is a qualitative data assessment tool aimed at harnessing the unique insights, expertise, and perspectives of individuals and communities directly impacted by social systems in order to improve the functioning and impact of those systems. The assessment is designed to move beyond interventions that rely on perceived community needs to facilitate deep understanding of a community’s strengths, assets, and culture. The CCA centers the perceptions, insights, values, culture, and priorities of those experiencing inequities firsthand. It is grounded in the recognition that all communities have a vibrancy that must be nurtured and leveraged in community improvement.