Sumter County Health Department, Public Health Prevent, Promote, Protect

Community Health Improvement Planning
Public Health Steering Committee

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MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership)

Sumter County Health Department
Sumter Board Of County Commissioners
Wildwood Rotary
Department of Children and Families
Nature Coast Early Learning Coalition
Sumter County Fire Services
Sumter County School Board
Sumter County Circuit Judge
Mid Florida Homeless Coalition
Langley Health Center
Pristine Cleaning Services, LLC
Hope Center, First Baptist Church of Bushnell
Lifestream Behavioral Center
Sumter County Chamber of Commerce
Sumter County Resident(s)
Rural Metro Ambulance

Community Themes & Strengths Assessment Forces of Change Assessment Community Health Status Assessment Local Public Helath System Assessment Organize for Success Partnership Development Visioning Four MAPP Assessments Identify Startegic Issues Formulate Goals and Strategies Evaluate Plan Implement


In April and May of 2011 the Sumter County Health Department (SCHD) conducted a review of Sumter's local public health system using the National Public Health Performance Standards Program performance assessment instrument. This evaluation was done with the assistance of local government, the school board, the Department of Children and Families, Thomas Langley Medical Center, and others. The review identified the need for a Sumter County public health planning committee, a current public health needs assessment, and the creation of a county wide public health improvement plan. To address these concerns the SCHD chose a public health planning tool called MAPP.

MAPP: The MAPP acronym stands for Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. MAPP is a community strategic planning tool for improving public health that was developed through a cooperative agreement between the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It helps communities prioritize public health issues, identify resources for addressing them, and take action. The MAPP process uses a series of assessments that analyze available health data, review the current level of public health services, and evaluate the concerns of the people living and working in the community, as well as considering other forces that may impact public health improvement planning. To begin the MAPP process SCHD invited partners in the community to become part of a public health planning committee.

The Sumter County Public Health Steering Committee held its first meeting in October of 2011. Committee members include representatives from SCHD, Sumter County government, the Sumter County School Board, Sumter County Fire and Rescue, The Early Learning Coalition, the Department of Children and Families, Thomas Langley Medical Center, civic organizations, business leaders, and private citizens.



Vision Statement

A partnership-centered community focused on a safe and healthy family environment where citizens have access to a public health system that meets their needs.


Trust, openness, candor, willingness to consider other viewpoints, flexibility, cooperativeness, collaborative, reliance on evidence-based knowledge, community education/understanding, willingness to try things untested, commitment to analyze what has been done, inquisitiveness, integrity.


Sumter County Community Health Improvement Planning Documents:

Sumter County Community Health Improvement Plan - Updated
Sumter County Community Assessment
Community Themes and Strengths Assessment Report 2012
Community Health Status Assessment
Sumter County Forces of Change Assessment
Local Public Health Performance Standards Assessment

Page last updated: 9/25/2013