Assessments form the foundation of the MAPP process. Collectively, the four MAPP assessments provide critical insights into the gaps between the current state of public health and a community’s vision as stated in the Visioning phase. The assessments identify the issues that must be addressed to achieve the vision and provide fundamental data from which strategies to improve the health of the community may be formulated.
As Will County began this phase of MAPP, an Assessment Committee was formed for each issue with members of the MAPP Steering Committee serving as chairpersons. The four MAPP Assessments and the issues they address are described below.