Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. MAPP is not an agency-focused assessment process; rather, it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is committed to helping local health departments (LHDs) strategically align their community health assessment efforts with other assessment initiatives such as those of non-profit hospitals. (NACCHO Website)

Local health departments along with their communities utilize this format to assess community health needs and to create action plans for creating healthier communities. For more information about MAPP from CEDIK, contact:

Melody Nall, MS, MCHES
Extension Specialist
Email Address:
Phone: (859) 218-5949

In addition, the UK College of Public Health partners and assists communities with this process. For more information, contact:

Angela Carman DrPH
Health, Behavior & Society
Assistant Professor | Director of Practice and Experiential Education
Email Address:
Phone: (859) 218-2013