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MAPP Framework


Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning tool for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this tool helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. MAPP is not an agency-focused assessment tool; rather, it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems.

Using this Web page, users can access the entire MAPP tool, supplemental resources, and technical assistance. Information on preparing for and completing the process is organized by phase, which users can access using the links above. The "related content" toolbar contains links to additional resources such as technical assistance, case studies, related publications, and materials created by experienced MAPP users.

Getting Started

Step 1:
The six (6) MAPP phases are listed above under the MAPP title. Click on the MAPP phase you would like to learn more about. Each phase has a brief description, then links to more detailed information.

Step 2:
Once you have read about the phase, click on the "Clearinghouse of Resources" or "Stories from the Field" in the Related Content toolbar in order to access tools and user stories related to that phase.

Step 3:
Explore the rest of the Web site and access information about other MAPP users, trainings and events, and MAPP related publications. If you encounter any challenges, click on "Get your questions answered" to access MAPP staff contact information.