MAPP Process

St. Charles County continuously ranks as one of Missouri’s healthiest counties and strives to be among the healthiest MAPP outline graphiccommunities in the United States. The Department of Public Health is leading a community-wide effort to identify public health issues within the county and develop strategies to address those concerns. Involving individuals from many different specialties, the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process assesses four overarching categories:

  • Community Health Status Assessment – addressing the overall health of residents and offering a look at the area’s health status
  • Community Themes and Strengths Assessment – collecting input on issues important to St. Charles County residents
  • Local Public Health System Assessment – identifying capacity and capabilities of the local public health system
  • Forces of Change Assessment – identifying legislation, technology and other areas that affect the community’s health

The Process:

The MAPP process has been developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to build a community consensus toward the health needs of area residents. The process is divided into six stages:

  • Organizing
  • Visioning
  • Conducting assessments
  • Identifying priorities
  • Developing goals and strategies
  • Taking action