What is the MAPP Process?

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a evidence-based community-wide strategic plan to formally engage community involvement. This framework helps communities prioritize public health issues, identify resources for addressing them, and take action to improve conditions that support healthy living. 

MAPP is generally led by one or more community organizations and is completed with the input and participation of many organizations and individuals who work, learn, live, and play in the community.

Six Phases of the MAPP Process:

1. Organize for Success/Partnership Development (Burke County has done this through the creation of the Burke Wellness Initiative)

2. Visioning 

3. Four MAPP Assessments (The Burke Wellness Initiative conducts this process through the Community Health Needs Assessment surveys as well as community focus groups)

4. Identify Strategic Issues (The Burke Wellness will select 3 top priority areas to focus on) 

5. Formulate Goals and Strategies (Burke Wellness asks the question, "How are we going to work to address these priority areas in the community?" 

6. Action Cycle