Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process to achieve health equity. MAPP provides a structure for communities to assess their most pressing population health issues and align resources across sectors for strategic action. It emphasizes the vital role of broad stakeholders and community engagement, the need for policy, systems, and environmental change, and alignment of community resources toward shared goals. The process results in a community health [needs] assessment (CH[N]A) and a community health improvement plan (CHIP).

MAPP 2.0 is now available for download! MAPP 2.0 is NACCHO’s update to the original MAPP framework. The MAPP 2.0 materials are:

  • MAPP 2.0 Handbook: Step-by-step guidance for the three-phase process, to be used with the materials below
  • Starting Point Assessment: A new tool to reflect on past CHI cycles, inventory resources, and set goals for your CHI process, used in Phase I
  • Community Health Assessment Tools: Three new and revised tools for a mixed-methods community health assessment, used in Phase II
  • Power Primer: A new supplement for communities looking to address the impact of power imbalances on health inequities, aligned with each step of MAPP 2.0
  • MAPP 2.0 Supplemental Tools: A folder of resources (such as editable spreadsheets and word documents) to use throughout MAPP 2.0

Download these resources from the NACCHO Toolbox using the link above.

Join the MAPP Network Virtual Community

The MAPP Network is a virtual community for individuals and organizations who are interested in the MAPP framework for community health improvement. It offers:

  • Additional reference materials and templates for your CHI process
  • Open forum and moderated discussion boards
  • Strategy Bank of community health improvement plan activities from local health departments and their communities
  • Example community health improvement plans using MAPP
  • CHI Webinar Warehouse of recommended trainings related to CHI and MAPP 2.0
  • Story Bank of MAPP communities’ experiences using the framework

Follow these instructions to join the MAPP Network.

Training

In-person Trainings

NACCHO offers in-person training for local health departments and their community partners. Regional in-person trainings for MAPP 2.0 will begin in 2024. Register for upcoming trainings here.

To request a customized, in-person training for your health department, email [email protected].

Asynchronous Trainings

The MAPP Network Virtual Community now has a complete set of 11 recorded trainings for local health departments (LHDs) and their partners to navigate the MAPP 2.0 guidance and materials. View the trainings in the CHI Webinar Warehouse section of the MAPP Network. Join the MAPP Network Virtual Community using the instructions linked above.

Technical Assistance

NACCHO offers technical assistance for communities implementing MAPP. Email [email protected] with questions and technical assistance requests. We also recommend posting your questions to the MAPP Network Virtual Community (above), to learn from other communities implementing MAPP.

Public Health Infrastructure

Introduction to MAPP 2.0

A brief overview of the MAPP 2.0 framework and materials.

Public Health Infrastructure

Introduction to MAPP 2.0

Indicators of Healthy Aging: A Guide to Explore Healthy...

A NACCHO & TFAH resource that guides LHD's & their partners to understand and address healthy aging priorities through data collection and analysis.

Indicators of Healthy Aging: A Guide to Explore Healthy...

Public Health Infrastructure

A Guide to Aligning Healthy People 2030 and MAPP 2.0

NACCHO & HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion guide on using Healthy People 2030 objectives and targets at the local level in CHI.

Public Health Infrastructure

A Guide to Aligning Healthy People 2030 and MAPP 2.0

For more information on MAPP, you can email us at [email protected]

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