4185.0 Integrating Environmental Public Health Performance Standards into “Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)”: Lessons from Fairfax County, Virginia

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-wide strategic planning process for improving public health. It is a method to help communities prioritize public health issues, identify resources for addressing them, and take action. While MAPP does not have a strong environmental health component, the process is flexible enough to integrate environmental public health assessments. Fairfax County is an example of a community that has supplemented their MAPP process with an Environmental Health Profile and the Local Environmental Public Health System Assessment. This session will provide an overview of MAPP and the value of integrating an environmental health assessment into the process. A representative from Fairfax County Health Department will describe their rationale for integrating an environmental health assessment into the MAPP process and how this has helped to inform their community improvement plan.
Session Objectives: Describe MAPP and the flexibility of the process to integrate other assessments. Identify the role of performance standards in assessment and quality improvement work. Describe the importance of conducting assessments relevant to the community.

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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)