The Oldham County Health Department and its community partners utilized a community health assessment process based on Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP). MAPP is a community-driven strategic planning process which helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. MAPP is not an agency-focused assessment process; rather, it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems. The assessments used in the MAPP process include Community Health Status Assessment, Community Strengths and Risks Assessment, Forces of Change Assessment, and the Local Public Health System Assessment.
Results from the survey were analyzed by our partners at REACH Evaluation. We greatly value community input to assess our community’s needs so that we can put focus on what’s really important to our citizens!
These results were used in conjunction with the Community Strengths and Risks Assessment, Forces of Change Assessment and the Local Public Health System Assessment. Community partners gathered on multiple occasions to discuss important factors that impact social determinants of health for Oldham County residents.
For additional information on the various assessments conducted during the MAPP process, please visit the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County website!