The 2016 Warren County Community Health Assessment uses a process called Mobilization for Action through Planning and Partnership. MAPP is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. The MAPP framework is facilitated by community leaders and helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address the issues. MAPP is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems. The MAPP process has six phases. The first two phases created a MAPP Committee of people who represent communities and organizations throughout Warren County and established the objectives of the community assessment.

The Warren County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2016 – 2020 represents the culmination of a year-long community health assessment conducted by the Warren County Health District in collaboration with numerous Warren County individuals, organizations, and agencies. This community health assessment used the Mobilization for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) framework. MAPP is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. MAPP is facilitated by public health leaders, which allows communities to apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. MAPP is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems.

The Warren County Health District 2016-2020 Strategic Plan outlines what the staff and Board of Health believe the guiding values of the health district are, how WCHD responds to community needs and issues, how WCHD changes its programs and services, WCHD’s use of information management technologies, the linkage of performance measures to the WCHD mission and goals, public communication, professional development, and pursuance of funding opportunities to ensure financial sustainability. In order to identify the current status of our organization, an assessment of internal factors and external trends that may impact the health district was completed. The results of this process are in the Strategic Plan.

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