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1. Organize for Success


 

The first phase of MAPP involves two critical and interrelated activities: organizing the planning process and developing the planning partnership. The purpose of this phase is to structure a planning process that builds commitment, engages participants as active partners, uses participants' time well, and results in a plan that can be realistically implemented.

 
Phase 1 Highlights

Recommended Participants

Core Support Team — is responsible for most of the work in this phase as it prepares for the MAPP process and recruits participants.

MAPP Committee — is recruited and selected during this phase. The committee, which will guide and oversee the MAPP process, should be broadly representative of the community and the local public health system.

Broad Community Involvement — participants should be recruited as invitations are extended for the MAPP Committee. The community should also be informed of the upcoming MAPP process and opportunities for involvement that will occur throughout the planning process.

Overview of the Steps for the Organize for Success/Partnership Development Phase:

  1. Determine the necessity of undertaking the MAPP process. Identify benefits and potential barriers, as well as other community initiatives that should link to MAPP.   
  2. Identify and organize participants. Key organizations and individuals give the process legitimacy by offering strong initial support and providing the range of expertise necessary to develop the substance of the plan. Participants should be organized in a manner that shows how activities will be accomplished and clarifies roles and responsibilities.
  3. Design the planning process by answering the questions: (a) What will the process entail? (b) How long will it take? (c) What will the results be and how will we know when we are finished? and (d) Who will perform each task?
  4. Assess resource needs, such as meeting space, travel costs, report production and printing, and consultant fees. Secure commitments.
  5. Conduct a readiness assessment to determine whether all of the elements are in place for a successful planning process.
  6. Determine how the process will be managed by developing tools such as a workplan and guiding assumptions.

 
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Phases 1 and 3 Online Training Module
A quick online training module consisting of footage shot at a MAPP training in Washington, DC in August 2012. Please be aware this module also covers content beyond Phase 1.

Organizing for Success Overview
For an overview of the steps necessary for this phase.

In-depth Guidance
Download full text of this phase as a PDF


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