Local Public Health System Assessment

Local Public Health System Assessment

Focus on Entities that Support Public Health

LPHSA is completed using the National Public Health Performance Program (NPHPSP). The NPHPSP instrument measures how well public health system partners collaborate to provide public health services based on a nationally recognized set of performance standards. 

Will County Community Collaboration Directory

The Systems, Collaborations and Linkages (Systems) action team of the Will County MAPP Collaborative is proud to present the Will County Community Collaboration Directory.  The directory is a compilation of identified community collaborations working throughout Will County.  

Community Health Status Assessment

Answers Questions about the Health of our Community

The Community Health Status Assessment answers the questions, “How healthy are our residents?” and “What does the health status of our community look like?” The results of the CHSA provide the MAPP Committee with an understanding of the community’s health status and ensure that the community’s priorities consider specific health status issues, such as lung cancer rates or low immunization rates.

Forces of Change Assessment

Analysis of the External Forces that Impact the Promotion and Protection of the Public's Health

The Forces of Change Assessment provides an analysis of the positive and negative external forces that impact the promotion and protection of the public's health. To complete this assessment, a subcommittee of the MAPP Steering Committee was formed in December 2009 to plan and prepare.

MAPP's Five Priority Strategic Issues

Description of Issues

The MAPP Steering Committee gave final approval to the following five priority strategic issues/questions that the county needed to address:

Access to Care
Strategic Question: How can the Will County community collaborate to maximize and expand resources that will increase access to and awareness of primary and specialty health care that is affordable, geographically accessible and culturally sensitive?

Formulating Goals and Strategies

Development and Adoption of Strategy Statements

Goals and strategies provide a connection between the current reality (what the public health system and the community's health looks like now) and the vision (what the public health system and community's health will look like in the future). During this fifth phase of the MAPP process, participants take the strategic issues identified in the previous phase and formulate goal statements related to those issues. They, then, identify broad strategies for addressing issues and achieving goals related to the community's vision. The result is the development and adoption of an interrelated set of strategy statements.

Action Cycle

Developing and Implementing an Action Plan

The Action Cycle is the last of MAPP’s 6 phases.  During this phase, the local public health system develops and implements an action plan for addressing the previously identified priority goals and objectives. Three interlocking activities occur during the action phase: planning what needs to be done to achieve the county’s goals for public health, creating an organizational structure that can carry out the plan and putting in place a way of evaluating progress on a continuous basis.

MAPP Assessments and Reports

MAPP Assessments and Reports

While the Action Cycle marks the end of the formal MAPP process it also marks a new beginning; the effort to improve public health by implementing the goals and objectives arrived at through MAPP. 
The Four MAPP Action Teams

The Four MAPP Action Teams

Access to Care, Awareness of Services,Chronic Care and Systems

The four action teams have taken shape around: access to care, awareness of services, prevention and management of chronic care issues and systems collaborations and linkages. The work of the four action teams is supplemented and informed by a Data and Evaluation team which collaborates with the Epidemiology and Communicable Disease data experts at the Will County Health Department to identify disease trends affecting the health of county residents and ensure data-driven policy decisions. 

MAPP Process Poster

Visual Diagram of the Six Phases of the MAPP Process

The six phases into which the MAPP process is divided are as follows: Organizing for Success, Visioning , Assessments, Strategic Issues, Goals & Strategies, and the Action Cycle. The MAPP Poster provides a  visual description of the integration of all six processes.

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