266320 Implementing MAPP in the County of San Diego, a Large Local Health Jurisdiction

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tamara Bannan, MPH , Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH , Public Health Officer, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego, CA
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is embarking on a journey to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans through its Live Well, San Diego! Initiative. This ten-year transformative strategic initiative includes three pillars: Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Promoting Thriving Families. Each pillar will be implemented through four strategies: building better service delivery systems, creating healthy choices, pursuing policy and environmental changes, and changing the culture within. HHSA recognizes that the Agency alone cannot achieve such an ambitious effort without engaging the community. In order to address health outcomes and their root causes (i.e., social determinants of health), HHSA depends upon public/private partnerships and collaboration with its community partners to achieve community level goals. Upon Board approval of the Building Better Health component of Live Well, San Diego!, the six HHSA Regions began engaging the community through community forums to ensure representation of its diverse population. HHSA later embraced the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model to enhance the community engagement actions. This latter approach also supported HHSA's public health accreditation readiness planning and activities. Resulting efforts of the MAPP community engagement process include a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and a comprehensive Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) identifying region-specific priorities and goals. The CHIP goes beyond establishing strategic priorities and goals, but also includes performance measures for its objectives. These measures are collected and monitored to continuously evaluate the Live Well, San Diego! strategic initiative.

Learning Areas:
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe the process used in implementing MAPP in a large and diverse local health jurisdiction. 2. Participants will be able to differentiate between engagement strategies in a diverse community within the local health departmentís jurisdiction. 3. Participants will be able to describe how a large public health jurisdiction prepared for voluntary public health accreditation.

Keywords: Accreditation, Community Health Planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in the area of performance management and performance improvement for the County of San Diego for over 10 years. Recently I have been functioning as the Accreditation Coordinator and the Performance Improvement Manager. I have been the organizational lead in preparation for nation voluntary public health accreditation and lead the effort in implementing MAPP with our regional community forums.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.