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.