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A colleague here in Kansas and I were discussing ways the CHANGE tool can possibly be included as additional assessment information for the MAPP process. Has anyone on this network incorporated this assessment process into MAPP? http://www.cdc.gov/healthycommunitiesprogram/tools/change.htm

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Sonja

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MAPP communities can use the CHANGE tool to supplement their assessments, and/or use the tool in the planning phase of the action cycle if they have a goal and strategy focused on obesity, physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco use. ACHIEVE and Communities Putting Prevention to Work Grantees are required to use the CHANGE tool. Several of these grantees are MAPP users. We'll encourage them to share how they have used the CHANGE tool in conjunction with MAPP.
We've struggled to combine these processes and in the end decided it was too difficult.  We're doing CHANGE with a lot of help from college student interns.

I attended a CDRR Summitt last week, and they are really pushing the "CHANGE" tool for planning and performing the community health assessment. "MAPP" is what I have thought was the correct tool for this. Now I am confused. I believe as a CDRR grantee we must use the "CHANGE"; however, can it be integrated into and with the MAPP for "bigger picture" ?

 

 

I don't think CHANGE should be a substitute for MAPP -- it has a much more limited scope and, in my opinion, is more subjective.

From another community that has used MAPP and the CHANGE tool.

I agree with Carrie.  We conducted the MAPP assessment in 2009, and were told as a 2010 ACHIEVE Community that we could not use the data we already had.  While the CHANGE tool we conducted allowed us to broker new relationships, and learn about certain sectors on an individual basis, the MAPP data gives us a much better overview of the area.

 

Anne Tricomi, MPH
Program Coordinator,
Healthy Casco Bay
134 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
207.541.6957

I just received funding to administer the CHANGE tool in my community and have just been give a lead role in the county's MAPP group. If anyone has already gone through the CHANGE process I would LOVE to know how you got the ball rolling. What were the steps you took from the beginning to the end? I dont think we have completed all of the phases of MAPP but I would like to use that CHANGE tool as a supplement to our MAPP process. What I am sure of is that the focus areas from CHANGE and the indicators of our community assessment coincide.

 

LaShanda Washington, MPH

34 South Baldwin Ave

Arcadia, FL 34266

863-993-4601 EXT. 129

While MAPP and CHANGE are not the same, CHANGE can be integrated into the MAPP process. The CHANGE tool assesses policy, systems, and environmental change strategies in a community. The CHANGE tool has a chronic disease focus and does not focus on all essential public health services. The National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) local instrument (http://www.cdc.gov/nphpsp/), on the other hand, assesses how well an entire public health system provides the essential public health services. The NPHPSP instrument is not specific to chronic disease and is relevant to all areas of public health practice. The CHANGE tool is neither a substitute for the NPHPSP instrument nor a substitute for a MAPP. However, the CHANGE tool can be easily integrated into a broad community health assessment and improvement process like MAPP. 

Jo Anne Miller said:

I attended a CDRR Summitt last week, and they are really pushing the "CHANGE" tool for planning and performing the community health assessment. "MAPP" is what I have thought was the correct tool for this. Now I am confused. I believe as a CDRR grantee we must use the "CHANGE"; however, can it be integrated into and with the MAPP for "bigger picture" ?

 

 

Hi all,

Are there any MAPP communities who have produced a final report on the CHANGE Tool. How did you integrate it into the MAPP process?

 

Also does anyone know of any good resources for policy scanning and/or developing a policy matrix?

 

Thanks!

Jenn

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