The MAPP Project
for Action Through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) is a community wide
strategic planning tool for improving community health. Facilitated by
public health leadership, this tool helps communities prioritize public
health issues and identify resource for addressing them.
Community ownership is the
fundamental component of MAPP. The community strengths, needs, and
desires drive the process. MAPP provides the framework for creating a
truly community driven initiative.
Why do we need you? Community
participation leads to collective thinking and, ultimately, results in
effective, sustainable solutions to complex problems. Broad community
participation is essential because a wide range of organization and
individuals contribute to public health. Public, private, and
voluntary organizations join community members and informal associations in
provisions of local public health services.
For more information about
MAPP or PACE visit
The Protocol for Assessing
Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH) offers
local heath officials guidance in conducting a community-based environmental
health assessment and creating an accurate and verifiable profile of the
communitys environmental health status. The process is designed to improve
decision making by taking a collaborative community-based approach to
generating an action plan that is based on a set of priorities that reflect
both an accurate assessment of local environmental health status and an
understanding of public values and priorities.
The methodology takes the
user through a series of steps to engage the public, collect necessary and
relevant information pertaining to community environmental health concerns,
rank issues and set local priorities for action. At the heart lay three core
processes: developing new relationships with community stakeholders,
expanding understanding about the relationship between human health and the
state of the environment, and redefining a leadership role for public health
officials in environmental health.