Assessment of the Nashua Regional Public Health System

Strategic Prevention Framework AssessmentCommunity Health Institute/JSI (CHI/JSI) conducted an integrated public health infrastructure and community health needs assessment for the Nashua, NH Division of Public Health and Community Services. CHI/JSI’s assessment identified unmet City health needs and gaps in services and infrastructure within the local public health system. CHI/JSI facilitated a strategic planning process resulting in a public health improvement plan to meet those needs. CHI/JSI based its approach for this project on the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The MAPP process consists of four components: Community Health Status Assessment; Local Public Health Infrastructure Assessment; Community Themes and Strengths Assessment; and Forces of Change Assessment.