"The Local Public Health System Assessment (LPHSA) answers the questions, "What are the components, activities, competencies, and capacities of our local public health system?" and "How are the Essential Services being provided to our community?"
The LPHSA focuses on the local public health system -- all organizations and entities within the community that contribute to the public's health. The LPHSA uses the Essential Public Health Services as the fundamental framework for assessing the local public health system. The Essential Services list the ten public health activities that should be undertaken in all communities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, and NACCHO as well as a number of other national public health organizations identified three core functions of public health around which 10 essential public health services may be provided in local public health systems.
The Three Core Functions are Assessment, Policy Development, and Assurance.
The essential Assessment public health services are monitor health, and diagnose and investigate.
The essential Policy development public health services are inform, educate and empower the public, mobilize community partnerships, and develop policies.
The essential Assurance public health services are enforce laws, link people to and provide care, assure a competent workforce, and evaluate.
Finally, the 10th service is research which crosses all three core functions."
MAPP PROCESS PHASES
Healthier Arlington Home
Organize for Success/Partnership Development
MAPP Vision & Value Statement
Community Themes and Strengths Assessment
Local Public Health System Assessment
Community Health Status Assessment
Forces of Change Assessment
Identify Strategic Issues
Formulate Goals and Strategies