Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. MAPP is not an agency-focused assessment process; rather, it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems.

Getting Started

Learn more about the six phases of MAPP by navigating through the pages below. For a high-level view of the community health assessment/community health improvement plan (CHA/CHIP), also see our CHA/CHIP homepage.

Webinar Announcement: Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) National Evaluation Results: ‘MAPPing’ a Path Forward

Developed in 2001, MAPP is one of the most widely used community improvement planning frameworks in local public health. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), administered by NACCHO, and led by the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the first formal, national evaluation of the MAPP framework concluded in Fall 2019. This 90-minute webinar will highlight key findings from the study; answer questions around how MAPP is being conducted, common facilitators and barriers to using it, community and partner engagement, and key outcomes, as well as discuss implications and next steps to evolving the framework.

The evaluation revealed that the framework creates fertile ground for communities to orchestrate strategic partnerships necessary to work in lockstep toward addressing a range of issues, from emerging issues, such as the opioid epidemic, to the social and structural determinants of health, such as the built environment and economic stability. However, the study also revealed opportunities to adapt the framework to meet real challenges communities face in sustaining partnerships to improve community health and equity. During the webinar, NACCHO will also discuss the evaluation results, its plans for redesigning the MAPP framework to better meet the evolving needs of varying communities across the country, and host an interactive Q&A.

Join us on November 21st from 1:00-2:30 PM ET to learn about the current state of MAPP and plans for its evolution! Click here to register.

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MAPP handbook

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MAPP handbook

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Webinar Recording: Include People with Disabilities in MAPP

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Phase 1: Organize for Success & Partnership Development

This is the first phase of the MAPP process, covering how to organize for success.

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Phase 1: Organize for Success & Partnership Development

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Phase 4: Identify Strategic Issues

Phase four of the MAPP program helps you identify strategic issues before continuing the process.

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Phase 4: Identify Strategic Issues

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Phase 2: Visioning

Next is a collaborative process that leads to a shared community vision and common values.

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Phase 2: Visioning

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Phase 5: Formulate Goals & Strategies

This phase of the MAPP program will help you formulate goals and strategies to achieve them.

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Phase 5: Formulate Goals & Strategies

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Phase 3: The Four Assessments

Once phase two is complete, you can move on to collecting and analyzing data.

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Phase 3: The Four Assessments

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Phase 6: Action Cycle

Phase 6 of the MAPP process helps you put your strategies into action.

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Phase 6: Action Cycle

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