513.0 MAPP Workshop

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
Business Meeting
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a strategic planning approach for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leadership, MAPP is a community-based process that helps local public health systems prioritize their public health issues and identify resources for addressing them. MAPP is unique in that (a) it is driven by four different assessments that provide a comprehensive picture of the community’s heath opportunities and challenges; (b) it is a community-wide—rather than agency focused—effort to improve the public’s health; and (c) it enables users to incorporate previous and current performance improvement efforts into the MAPP framework. Local public health systems across the country have seen how the comprehensive MAPP approach improves community health planning and programming. This session will provide an overview of the MAPP process with a focus on the first phase, “Organize for Success.” Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of MAPP staff and experienced users, engage in exercises designed to strengthen MAPP competencies, and network with new and experienced MAPP users. This session will be of particular interest to state and local health department staff, community partners, and others interested in MAPP or similar community health improvement initiatives. Please RSVP for this workshop by Friday, 10/23 by completing the following survey: www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB229E6WVWU4Z
Session Objectives: 1. Describe why MAPP is a long-term, system-wide paradigm shift in public health practice. 2. Discuss examples that illustrate how MAPP can be implemented in communities. 3. Describe the benefits of MAPP and describe the tools and technical assistance available to implement the process.
Heidi Deutsch, MA, MSDM and Lisa Jacobs

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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project