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What is MAPP 2.0

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) 2.0 is a framework for improving community health.

MAPP 2.0 overview

The MAPP 2.0 process identifies and prioritizes community health needs and finds resources to address them. The goal of MAPP 2.0 is health equity, which means all people have a fair and just opportunity to achieve their highest level of health.

MAPP 2.0 occurs in three phases: 

Phase I: Building the community health improvement foundation
Phase II: Telling the community's story through three assessments: the Community Partner Assessment (CPA), Community Status Assessment (CSA) and Community Context Assessment (CCA)
Phase III: Continuously improving the community

Community Partner Assessment (CPA)

This assessment answers the questions:

  1. What individual systems, processes, and capacities exist in our community?
  2. What is our collective capacity as a network of community partners to address health inequities?

Why is this important?

The Community Partner Assessment (CPA) can help identify current and future actions to address health inequity at individual, systemic, and structural levels.

Our Community Partner Assessment (CPA) can be found on the Resources page.

Community Status Assessment (CSA)

The Community Status Assessment (CSA) collects quantitative data on the status of our community such as demographics, health status and health inequities. The CSA helps a community move “upstream” and identify inequities beyond health behaviors and outcomes, including their association with social determinants of health and systems of power, privilege and oppression. 

This assessment answers the questions:

  1. How healthy are our residents?
  2. Are there gaps or issues of concern or inequity in the available data?

Why is this important?

There are many sources of data available. Through this assessment, participants work together to gather available data and identify the most accurate, valid and recent sources. This helps identify health issues in the community as well as gaps or inequities in existing data that should be explored through other assessments. This way, the community's specific health issues can be accurately captured and addressed.

Our Community Status Assessment (CSA) can be found can be found on the Resources page.

Community Context Assessment (CCA)

This assessment is a qualitative tool that collects the insights, expertise and perspectives of individuals and communities experiencing inequities firsthand. 

This assessment answers the questions:

  1. What are our community strengths and assets?
  2. What is our built environment like?
  3. What forces of change are at work in our community?

Why is this important?

The Community Context Assessment (CCA) paints a picture of what factors affect residents' health, and how. The Community Context Assessment takes people and communities' values, culture and priorities into account, and provides a space to tell their story in their own words. By centering the experience of groups experiencing health inequities, this assessment can guide the function and impact of the systems that drive health inequities.

Our Community Context Assessment (CCA) can be found can be found on the Resources page.