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.

You can access the MAPP Network here to converse with community partners and meet fellow MAPP members.

Registration is now open for a DISCOUNTED Strategic Planning Training for Public Health and Healthcare Organizations & Their Partners

Are you seeking ways to work across partners to address a specific health issue? Looking for a way to align programs among public health and healthcare partners to improve community health? The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) will be conducting a national Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships (MAPP) training  on March 13 and 14 as a 1.5 day pre-conference workshop at this year’s ACHI conference in Atlanta, Georgia. MAPP Training participants will receive a discounted registration rate for the ACHI conference and the hotel. 

MAPP is a community-owned strategic planning process that guides community partners through the development of a community health (needs) assessment (CH(N)A/CHA) and community health improvement plan (CHIP).  MAPP partnerships consist of a wide-array of community partners from multiple sectors, working together to improve population health. MAPP works as a framework to help healthcare and public health organizations and their communities:

  • prioritize health issues
  • identify resources for addressing them
  • take action to improve community health

As a MAPP training participant, you will learn the nuts and bolts of the MAPP process, hear stories from communities using MAPP, and practice concrete skills for engaging community organizations, partners, and community members in your MAPP process. Participants will also learn about the MAPP Network and other resources for continued support after the training. This is an introductory level training that is designed for individuals and teams who are seeking basic knowledge and want to implement MAPP. 

Due to generous support of our CDC and HRSA partners we are able to offer registration at a discounted rate of $50 per participant. Participants from any organization are welcome, with community health center, hospital staff, health department, and HRSA grantees especially encouraged to attend! Please note that participants will be responsible for covering their own travel costs, including transportation and hotel. Lunch will be provided!

If you are interested in attending, please register at MAPP REGISTRATION by February 23, although space is limited so we encourage you to register early!  Please forward this opportunity to your community partners as well!

For more information, please contact us at mapp@naccho.org.


Getting Started

Learn more about the six phases of MAPP by navigating through the pages below. Also check out the CHA/CHIP Resource pages for resources specific to each phase of your CHA/CHIP.

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MAPP Success Stories

Click here for stories from MAPP communities

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MAPP Success Stories

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MAPP handbook

Download the handbook

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MAPP handbook

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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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Evaluation and Performance Improvement

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Factsheets and General Resources

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