MAPP to Health

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is seeking national accreditation through the Public Health Assessment Accreditation Board (PHAB), and the multi-faceted process includes a number of evaluations of not only the department’s services, but of the community as a whole.

A key part of the accreditation roadmap is the MAPP process. This page serves as a hub for documents and information related to the MAP process. We will add relevant links and documents as time goes on. If you have questions or want further information, contact Pam Bryant at (417) 864-1431.

About MAPP

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a strategic approach to community health improvement. This tool helps communities improve health and quality of life through community-wide strategic planning. 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. The MAPP tool was developed by NACCHO in cooperation with the Public Health Practice Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A work group composed of local health officials, CDC representatives, community representatives, and academicians developed MAPP between 1997 and 2000. The vision for implementing MAPP is:

"Communities achieving improved health and quality of life by mobilizing partnerships and taking strategic action."

MAPP provides the framework for convening the variety of organizations, groups, and individuals that comprise the local public health system in order to create and implement a community health improvement plan.

The MAPP process consists primarily of four major assessment tools: a Local Public Health Systems Assessment; a Community Themes & Strengths Assessment; a Forces of Change Assessment; and a Community Health Status Assessment. 

Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan

The Ozarks Health Commission, representing several partner organizations in a four-state area, released the 2016 Regional Health Assessment. This report provides a detailed look at health data and is instrumental in determining areas of priority addressed in strategic planning. 
View the Springfield section of the Regional Health Assessment
View the Springfield Community Health Improvement Plan