The MAPP Process

The MAPP Process

MAPP in Will County

In March 2013, the Will County MAPP Collaborative began preparation for the second round of MAPP, launching the Community Health Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan (CHNA) process.  This is required every three years for non-profit hospitals and every five years for local health departments.

The first round was completed on November 8, 2010,when the MAPP Steering Committee approved and adopted the MAPP Report and Community Health Plan. The Will County Board of Health approved and adopted the Community Health Plan (IPLAN) on January 19, 2011.

Launched in 2001 by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), MAPP provides a phased process for broad based community planning in public health policy.

The 6 phases into which the MAPP process is divided are as follows: Organizing for Success, Visioning, Assessments, Strategic Issues, Goals & Strategies, and the Action Cycle. Among the benefits expected from adopting the MAPP planning process are:

  • Create a healthier community and a better quality of life.
  • Increase the visibility of public health within the community. 
  • Anticipate and manage change in the demand for and supply of health related services.
  • Create a stronger public health infrastructure. 
  • Engage the community and create community ownership for public health issues.

New Health Issues Identified in Will County

New Health Issues Identified in Will County

Will County Community Health Needs Assessment 2017

7th Annual Will County MAPP Fall Forum

7th Annual Will County MAPP Fall Forum

Reaching for Health Equity

Organizing For Success

Setting the Framework

The first phase of the MAPP process involves setting the framework for creating a truly community-driven initiative. This involves creating stronger connections throughout the community and provides access to the collective wisdom necessary to addressing community concerns. This first phase can be summed up in the following five points:

Visioning

Developing a Shared Vision and Common Values

A vision is a compelling and inspiring image of a desired and possible future that a community seeks to achieve.  Through the visioning process, the community develops a shared vision and common values. A vision provides a picture of the long-range results of the planning process and what will be accomplished when the strategies developed are implemented. It illustrates what community health will look like when a successful public health system is in place. 


Identification of Strategic Issues

Important Issues Facing the Community

Strategic issues are "those fundamental policy choices of critical challenges that must be addressed in order for a community to achieve its vision."  During this fourth phase of the MAPP process participants develop a list of the most important issues facing the community. Strategic issues reveal what is truly important from the vast amount of information that was gathered in the four MAPP Assessments. When addressing "strategic" issues, a community is being proactive in positioning itself for the future, rather than simply reacting to problems.

Assessments

Foundations of the MAPP Process

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.

The Community Themes Assessment

Involving the Community in the Process

The information gathered during this phase will feed into the Identify Strategic Issues Phase of the MAPP process along with the other three assessments. By including Community Themes and Strengths in the MAPP process, two benefits are gained. First, community members become more vested in the process when they have a sense of ownership and responsibility for the outcomes.
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. 
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WEWILL WorkHealthy Worksite Wellness Recognition Program

WEWILL WorkHealthy Worksite Wellness Recognition Program

Creating a Culture of Wellness

The WEWILL WorkHealthy Worksite Wellness Recognition (WEWILL WorkHealthy Award) Program is an initiative of the Will County MAPP Collaborative Chronic Care Action Team to recognize worksites throughout Will County that are engaging in worksite wellness best practices. This program was developed to support the long-term goal of the Chronic Care Action Team to decrease obesity among Will County residents and was first implemented in 2013. The members of the Chronic Care Action Team include representatives from various organizations in Will County dedicated to improving chronic care issues.

The WEWILL WorkHealthy Award application is intended to be comprehensive. The intent is to represent a wide range of Will County worksites that are committed to improving employee health and well-being.

Will County's MAPP Collaborative to Unveil New Community Health Implementation Plan

Will County's MAPP Collaborative to Unveil New Community Health Implementation Plan

Focusing on Access to Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Chronic Disease Care

Set for 8 AM to 2 PM Friday the 6th at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center.
MAPP FALL FORUM SET FOR OCT 6TH AT PRESENCE ST JOE

MAPP FALL FORUM SET FOR OCT 6TH AT PRESENCE ST JOE

Eighth annual Fall Forum for Will County MAPP Collaborative

Will County's Mobilizing Action for Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative will be hosting their 8th annual Fall Forum.
MAPP'S "WEWILL WORKHEALTHY AWARD PROGRAM" SEEKS NOMINEES

MAPP'S "WEWILL WORKHEALTHY AWARD PROGRAM" SEEKS NOMINEES

Looking to Improve Employee Health and Well-Being

WEWILL WORKHEALTHY AWARD PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE WILL COUNTY’S HEALTHIEST WORKSITES Community Initiative Aims To Reduce Chronic Illness, Promote Worksite Health.

WILL COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

WILL COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

MAPP Program Collaborative Seeks Your Input

 

Joliet- All Will County residents are invited to take an online survey about the quality of life in Will County. 

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE ONLINE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE ONLINE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

Will County MAPP Collaborative Looking for Your Opinion on Variety of Issues

Joliet- You are invited to help set the agenda for Will County's future by taking about ten minutes to respond to this online quality of life survey.  MAPP and the Will County Health Department very much appreciate your input.
Will County Mapp Fall Forum a Success

Will County Mapp Fall Forum a Success

Local Agencies Meet To Learn About The New Changes In Healthcare

BOLINGBROOK – More than 100 representatives from local community agencies and organizations in Will County participated in the fourth annual MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) Collaborative Fall Forum held Sept. 19 at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.  Primary topics included preparing for the Affordable Care Act and navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Crisis Line Unveils Web Directory

willfinduhelp.org

Members of the Crisis Line of Will and Grundy County Board of Directors come out to share in the unveiling of the new Website for Crisis Line.  An online resource for information and referral is now available to the community at http://willfinduhelp.org/

 

New Website Finds You Help

New Website Finds You Help

Crisis Line and MAPP Team delivers WillFindUHelp.org

Have you asked yourself: “Where can I find help in this town?” If you have, then ask no more! Will County has a new website to help residents stay informed about services available to help those in need.

WEWILL Work Healthy Wellness Award

WEWILL Work Healthy Wellness Award

WEWILL Work Healthy Workplace Award

The WEWILL WorkHealthy award program is an initiative of the MAPP Collaborative to promote a culture of wellness in the workplace. The application deadline for the program has now passed. The Will County MAPP collaborative would like to thank all the businesses that applied.  Businesses earning awards will be notified by July 2013. The ceremony to recognize businesses receiving awards under the program will take place September 19, 2013. 
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