The Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process is community-driven framework for improving community health. MAPP is intended to bring together community organizations, agencies, groups, and individuals that comprise the local public health system. Using MAPP, communities seek to achieve optimal health by identifying and using their resources wisely, taking into account their unique circumstances and needs, and forming effective partnerships for strategic action.
Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. MAPP is not an agency-focused assessment process; rather, it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness and ultimately the performance of public health systems.
The process consists of four separate assessments:
The four assessments will help us determine the health status, health needs and health inequities among Miami-Dade County residents.