The Process: 1/1/2017-12/31/2019
The Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. 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 local public health systems.
To prioritize the top community health issues for the Tri-County region, four priorities were selected to include behavioral health, healthy eating/active living (HEAL), Cancer (Breast & Lung), and Reproductive Health. See below for details.
LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM ASSESSMENT
To understand the overall strengths and weaknesses of the public health system based on the 10 Essential Public Health Services.
FORCES OF CHANGE ASSESSMENT
To identify forces such as trends, factors, or events that are or will be influencing the health and quality of life of the community.
COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT
To highlight the health needs and well-being of residents in the Tri-County region.
COMMUNITY THEMES AND STRENGTHS
To collect input from the community relating to community issues and concerns, as well as perceptions about quality of life and community assets.
The Tri-County Local Public Health System Assessment (LPHSA) was conducted on February 17, 2016 as one of the four assessments in the Tri-County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative process. The Tri-County region includes Peoria City/County, Tazewell County, and Woodford County and is led by the governmental public health department in each jurisdiction.
MAPP is a community-driven strategic planning framework that guides communities in developing and implementing efforts around the prioritization of public health issues and identification of resources to address them as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services. The MAPP process includes four assessment tools, including the Local Public Health System Assessment.
The LPHSA is used to understand the overall strengths and weaknesses of the public health system based on the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Results from the LPHSA will be analyzed with the key findings from the other three assessments in the MAPP process, which include the Community Health Status Assessment (CHSA), Community Themes and Strengths Assessment (CTSA), and the Forces of Change Assessment (FOCA). Strategic analysis of these assessment results will inform the identification of prevailing strategic issues, which will be prioritized by the Tri-County MAPP Steering Committee and stakeholders from all three counties in a five year community health improvement plan. Goals, measurable objectives and action plans will be developed for each of these priority issues. These action plans will be aligned, implemented and monitored for progress to improve the local public health system and ultimately the health and wellbeing of the Tri-County community.READ THE ASSESSMENT
The Forces of Change Assessment is aimed at identifying forces such as trends, factors, or events that are or will be influencing the health and quality of life of the community and the work of the local public health system. The group reviewed the components of FOCA, completed SWOT analysis for the community and the public health system.
Once the analyses were completed, the groups participated in a round robin exercise to look and analyze different categories to include economic, ethical, legal, political, scientific, social and technical topics. The participants were able to identify forces of change that affect the overall health and well-being of Woodford County residents. Each of the three counties conducted this assessment individually on different days.
MAPP Process Flow Chart for Tri-County (PDF)
Peoria County Forces of Change Report (PDF)
Tazewell County Forces of Change Report (PDF)
Woodford Forces of Change Report (PDF)
The Community Health Assessment (CHA) was completed in July of 2016 and is a collaborative undertaking to highlight the health needs and well-being of residents in the Tri-County region. The Central Illinois Community Health Collaborative (CICHC) was created to engage the entire community in improving population health. Members of the CICHC include: Peoria City/County Health Department, Tazewell County Health Department, Woodford County Health Department, Kindred Hospital, Advocate Eureka Hospital, Hopedale Medical Complex, Pekin Hospital, Heart of Illinois United Way, Heartland Community Health Clinic and Bradley University, as well as OSF and UnityPoint. Several themes are prevalent in this health-needs assessment – the demographic composition of the Tri-County region, the predictors for and prevalence of diseases, leading causes of mortality, accessibility to health services and healthy behaviors.
This study includes a detailed analysis of secondary data to assess information regarding the health status of the community. In order to perform these analyses, information was collected from numerous secondary sources, including publicly available sources as well as private sources of data.
Additionally, primary data were collected for the general population and the at-risk or economically disadvantaged population. Areas of investigation included perceptions of the community health issues, unhealthy behaviors, issues with quality of life, healthy behaviors and access to medical care, dental care, prescription medications and mental-health counseling. Additionally, demographic characteristics of respondents were utilized to provide insights into why certain segments of the population responded differently.
Ultimately, the identification and prioritization of the most important health-related issues in the Tri-County region were identified. Consideration was given to health needs based on: (1) magnitude of the issue (i.e., what percentage of the population was impacted by the issue); (2) severity of the issue in terms of its relationship with morbidities and mortalities; (3) potential impact through collaboration. Using a modified version of the Hanlon Method, two significant health needs were prioritized: Healthy Behaviors (defined specifically as active living and healthy eating, and their impact on obesity rates) and Mental Health.
The Community Themes and Strengths Assessment (CTSA) was completed on May 6, 2016. This assessment was conducted online utilizing Survey Monkey as a collection tool. This assessment collected input from the community relating to community issues and concerns, as well as perceptions about quality of life and community assets.
2017-19: Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL)
2017-19: Cancer (Breast & Lung)
2017-19 Reproductive Health