Skip Global navigation and goto content

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships

The Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process is community-driven framework for improving community health. MAPP is intended to bring together community organizations, agencies, groups, and individuals that comprise the local public health system. Using MAPP, communities seek to achieve optimal health by identifying and using their resources wisely, taking into account their unique circumstances and needs, and forming effective partnerships for strategic action.

Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework 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 public health systems.

The process consists of four separate assessments:

The four assessments will help us determine the health status, health needs and health inequities among Miami-Dade County residents.

From the results of the assessments, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is pleased to present the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to our community. This plan was developed with input from a multidisciplinary and multisectoral group of community leaders coming together to develop a comprehensive health agenda. The CHIP is a plan that the entire public health system in Miami-Dade County will be able to follow in order to coordinate resources for a more efficient targeted and integrated health improvement efforts (Florida Department of Health, 2012). The CHIP is directly linked to the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). The 2019-2024 Miami-Dade County’s CHIP addresses six strategic health priorities. These strategic health priorities are Health Equity, Access to Care, Chronic Disease, Maternal Child Health, Injury/Safety/Violence, and Communicable Diseases and Emergent Threats.