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Clearinghouse Phase 3: Local Public Health System Assessment (LPHSA)

Understanding the NPHPS
Backgrounder—Ten Essential Public Health Services
This one-page document lists the Ten Essential Public Health Services and provides background information. More »
NPHPS Fact Sheet
This Web-based fact sheet provides background information on the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS). This program developed the local instrument, also known as the Local Public Health System Assessment (LPHSA) in MAPP. More »
Ten Essential Services Flyer
This flyer produced in Oneida County, N.Y., lists the Ten Essential Public Health Services and provides information regarding the history and purpose of the services. More »
Ten Essential Services Poster
This brightly colored poster lists the Ten Essential Public Health Services and was designed to raise awareness of the services. More »
Getting Ready to Begin
Example Cover Letter to Health Department Staff
The Greenwich Department of Health sent this cover letter to staff members involved in an upcoming LPHSA meeting. The letter briefs the staff on what to expect and provides information regarding supplementary preparatory materials. More »
Example LPHSA Invitation Letter
Greenwich Department of Health (CT) sent this letter to potential public and private partners inviting them to participate in the LPHSA assessment. The letter explains the theory behind the process and provides meeting details. More »
Example LPHSA Meeting Agenda
This is a sample agenda from Greenwich Department of Health's LPHSA meeting. The agenda ties in specific essential services and includes breakout sessions for participants. More »
NPHPS Local Implementation Guide (Version 3.0)
This guide is intended to provide NPHPS users with practical guidance, helpful tips, and sample tools for planning and implementing the performance standards assessments in local public health systems. More »

NPHPS Local Facilitator's Guide (Version 3.0)
This document is designed to walk NPHPS facilitators through the assessment process while highlighting potential challenges and providing guidance on how to overcome obstacles. More »
Partners to Include by Essential Public Health Service
This document provides a list of potential partners to include for each essential public health service. More »
Orienting Your Partners
Example Assessment Process Presentation
This 10-slide PowerPoint presentation provides basic information on the assessment process, including motivation, purpose, and a discussion of the Ten Essential Public Health Services. This presentation is useful for familiarizing partners with the process and could be used to kick off an assessment meeting. More »
Essential Services Pre-Conference Worksheet
This two-page worksheet is a useful tool for group brainstorming prior to an assessment conference. The worksheet shows how the Greenwich MAPP team divided each health service into specific components important to their community and then listed examples within the community. More »
Conducting the Assessment
NPHPS Local Instrument (Version 3.0)

 This assessment looks at the functions of the entire "public health system", not just the local health department.  More »

Organizing and Presenting the Data
Data Results Presentation Example
This 15-slide example presentation can be used as a template for presenting LPHSA data results to system partners. More »
Example Assessment Final Report
This nine-page document provides a thorough report on Greenwich Department of Health's use of the national public health performance standards local instrument. More »
National Public Health Performance Standards Results Report
This document, an initiative of the Greater Williamsburg community's local health department, the Peninsular Health District, provides a summary of results collected from conducting the NPHPS LPHSA. It is an example of an adaptation of a report automatically generated to suit the unique needs of a community. The NPHPS results report incorporates the qualitative discussion information that emerged from the assessment process. Please note, this was used for Version 2.0 and will need to be modified for Version 3.0. More »
Evaluating the Process
LPHSA Feedback Form
This two-page survey can be used to evaluate the LPHSA process by gathering feedback from LPHSA committee participants. More »
LPHSA Challenges and Opportunities Matrix
This one-page worksheet will assist MAPP teams in recording the challenges and opportunities that emerged from their LPHSA. More »
LPHSA Worksheet
This Northern Kentucky worksheet can serve as a template for evaluating challenges and opportunities revealed by the LPHSA. Please note, this was used for Version 2.0 and will need to be modified for Version 3.0.  More »
Process Evaluation Question Bank

These evaluation questions can be used for assessing your performance standards or MAPP process. These questions can help to develop an evaluation form to suit your needs. More »

Example NPHPS Position Statement
Produced by the Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHSA), this one-page position statement offers KPHSA's insights on the meaning and value of the NPHPS. More »
MAPP and NPHPS Relationship Fact Sheet
This one-page fact sheet describes the relationship between MAPP and the NPHPS. More »
Conducting and Using the Local Public Health System Assessment
During the webinar, NACCHO staff reviewed the MAPP process, the local public health system assessment process, and facilitated an informal conversation with question and answers. The webinar is 90 minutes long. Please note this webinar was created for the REACH CORE program and has some program specific content. More »
Sample Note-taking Sheet
This note taking template was used in Jackson, WY during their LPHSA meetings for participants to gather their thoughts at each assessment meeting. More>>