6. Action Cycle
The Action Cycle links three activities—Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. Each of these activities builds upon the others in a continuous and interactive manner. While the Action Cycle is the final phase of MAPP, it is by no means the "end" of the process. During this phase, the efforts of the previous phases begin to produce results, as the local public health system develops and implements an action plan for addressing priority goals and objectives. This is also one of the most challenging phases, as it may be difficult to sustain the process and continue implementation over time.
Phase 6 Highlights
MAPP Committee — oversees the Action Cycle.
Subcommittees (and specific organizations where relevant) — oversee specific strategies and elements of the Action Cycle.
Broad community involvement — community residents and organizations not already involved should be recruited to participate in planning, implementation, and evaluation activities. The broader the participation, the more likely the process will be sustained.
Overview of the Steps for the Action Cycle Phase: