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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a nationally recognized community health improvement planning model endorsed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials. It is used to improve community health and local public health systems. The phases of MAPP start with organizing the process, partnership development and visioning. Four critical assessments follow: community health status assessment, forces of change assessment, local public health systems assessment using the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) and the community themes and strengths assessment. Assessment findings inform the selection of strategic community health priorities. Goals, strategies and measurable objectives are used to develop a community health improvement plan that includes implementation strategies and action plans. Two important tangible products of MAPP-based efforts are a community health status profile report and community health improvement plan. MAPP and MAPP-based processes contribute significantly towards enhancing public health system capacity and meeting proposed standards and measures of agency accreditation. Florida counties have made notable accomplishments in community health assessment, health improvement planning and action implementation. Additionally, Florida is one of only 10 states with significant (>67% of jurisdictions) implementation of the NPHPSP local instrument.