MAPP / CHIP
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) is a standardized process for developing a strategic plan for improving the health of our region and improving the delivery of public health services to the Blue Mountain region. This method relies on participation from the entire system that supports the public’s health, not only the governmental system but also private entities, volunteer organizations, and informed individuals and other organizations that deliver public health services.
The illustration below gives a visual representation of the steps involved in this collaborative process. More information can be found here.
In the fall of 2011, the MAPP group finalized a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) based on the MAPP process. To move into the action cycle, action groups have been created to address each of the health priorities.
Walla Walla County Health Report
The County Health Report provides an annual update on the health status of Walla Walla County. Each indicator is tracked over time and is compared to WA state data and national goals. This report provides a synopsis of the data as well as background information on each of the health indicators.
For the past several years,we have conducted a public survey to assess the community’s health, as well as perceptions of the Health Department’s role in community health. Survey sites have included the Walla Walla County Fair, Fourth of July in the Park, and “National Night Out.”
Follow this link for an additional way of viewing the health of Walla Walla County, compiled by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in the “County Health Rankings: Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health.” http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/