Essential Service 5 – Develop Policies and Plans

Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts

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.

Healthy People 2010

Healthy People 2010 is the prevention agenda for the Nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.