Essential Service 4 – Mobilize Partnerships

Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)

MAPP outlines a community strategic planning process that will help system partners come together and plan for community health improvement. The four component process includes a Community Health Status Assessment (CHSA) which answers the question, “How healthy are our residents?” and “What does the health status of our community look like?” The CHSA provides a list of core indicators (data elements) for 11 broad-based categories (see Tools). Communities may also select additional indicators. By gathering data for each of the categories and assessing changes over time or differences among population subgroups or with peer, state, or national data, health issues are identified.

Community Tool Box (CTB)

The Tool Box provides over 6,000 pages of practical information to support your work in promoting community health and development. There are sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, grant writing, and evaluation. Each section includes a description of the task, advantages of doing it, step-by-step guidelines, examples, checklists of points to review, and training materials.