Third Annual Public Health Summit 2013 CHA, CHIP, MAPP WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? BARBARA ILARDI, MPA, CDN SUPERVISING PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR PUTNAM COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH What is Public Health? Public health is “what we as a society do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.”1 Health is more than the absence of illness; rather, health is a “dynamic state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being.”2 1Institute of Medicine Committee for the Study of the Future of Public Health. (1998). 2 World Health Organization. (1998). What public health means to everybody… Partners in Public Health In ensuring the public’s health, collective action involves a variety of community organizations, agencies, groups, and individuals. In order to create the conditions in which people can be healthy, communities must collectively address social, economic, environmental, and biological factors. Making the Invisible More Visible Partners in Public Health Ensuring the public’s health is not just the responsibility of healthcare providers and public health officials. Improving the public’s health requires the expertise of all those who live and work in the community. That is why all of you have been invited here today! PCDOH Vision Statement “We will be recognized as bold and innovative leaders, partnering with our community in advocating for public health.” NYSDOH Requirements/PCDOH Accreditation NYSDOH requires Local Health Departments to complete a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and new for this year, a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Both plans due: November 2013 What is a Community Health Assessment (CHA)? A CHA is a process that uses quantitative and qualitative methods to systematically collect and analyze data to understand health within a specific community. The role of assessment is to identify factors that threaten the health of a population and to determine whether resources are available to effectively deal with threats. What is the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)? A CHIP is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems on the basis of the results of community health assessment activities and the community health improvement process. This plan is used by health and other governmental education and human service agencies, in collaboration with community partners, to set priorities and coordinate and target resources. NYSDOH Requirements/PCDOH Accreditation The NYSDOH requires local health departments to work with hospitals in their county to develop their CHA/CHIP The PCDOH has a long history of working with the PHC on Community Health Assessment activities The NYSDOH encourages local health departments to engage with not only with hospitals but with community partners as well NYSDOH Requirements/PCDOH Accreditation PCDOH has made the commitment to apply for Public Health Accreditation in 2014 CHA and CHIP submission as well as a Strategic Plan are all Accreditation requirements PCDOH embarked on using the MAPP process to complete the CHA/CHIP Utilizing the MAPP process to complete the CHA and CHIP is considered a “best practice” and will assist the PCDOH in achieving Public Health Accreditation MAPP Process MAPP, which stands for Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, provides the framework for convening the variety of organizations, groups, and individuals that comprise the local public health system in order to create and implement a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). MAPP is the quintessential process for conducting a CHA and formulating a CHIP. M.A.P.P Stands For: Mobilizing: Engaging the community Action: Implementing a health improvement plan Planning: Applying strategic planning concepts Partnerships: Involving local public health system and community partners MAPP PROCESS Through the MAPP process, communities can create and implement a well-coordinated plan that uses resources efficiency and effectively. Resulting community plans do not focus on one agency or public health challenge; rather, MAPP health improvement plans provide long-term strategies that address the multiple factors that affect health in a community. What are the four MAPP Assessments? Community Themes and Strengths Assessment Local Public Health System Assessment Community Health Status Assessment Forces of Change Assessment Four MAPP ASSESSMENTS Community Themes and Strengths Assessment PCDOH conducted an Online Survey this year Four MAPP ASSESSMENTS Local Public Health System Assessment (LPHSA) To be completed in-house by PCDOH Staff Four MAPP ASSESSMENTS Community Health Status Assessment Information obtained today at Public Health Summit will be used to update the Community Health Assessment Four MAPP ASSESSMENTS Forces of Change Assessment To be completed later in this program Community Health Improvement Plan • When all four assessments are completed they will inform the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) In the illustrated "community roadmap," the process is shown moving along a road that leads to "a healthier community."