Marion-Polk 2018-2023 MAPP Cycle
Track our progress!
Update- February 2019
We're pleased to announce that the new
Community Health Assessment (CHA) for Marion and Polk County is now available! The CHA describes the health of the community as informed by the four previously completed assessments.
With the three new strategic issues selected (Behavioral Health Support, Housing, and Substance Use), we've now transitioned into the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) phase of the MAPP process. In 2019, strategies will be developed to address the selected priority areas, resulting in a plan for action that will move the community closer to achieving its vision.
Update- December 2018
After a very busy year, the community has completed the four MAPP assessments that inform the
Community Health Assessment. The Steering Committee reviewed the findings from these assessments and identified the following potential priority areas for the next Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP): Access to Healthcare, Behavioral Health Support, Economic Stability, Education, Food Environment/Food Security, Housing, Substance Use, and Transportation.
As resources are limited, it was necessary to narrow down the above list to the top three issues. To do this, a group of community members and local leaders gathered in December and selected the following priority areas for the next CHIP: Behavioral Health Support, Housing, and Substance Use.
In the coming year, the community will be developing goals and strategies to tackle these CHIP priorities, resulting in a five-year plan to improve local health. Additionally, keep an eye out for the Community Health Assessment, which will be published in early 2019 and posted to this site.
We'd like to thank the community for all of their support throughout the assessment process!
Update- September 2018
We’re pleased to announce that the results from the community forums and survey have been
posted! Our community has been busy over the summer gathering information about local health and quality of life. The data that we gathered has been summarized in a
health profile , which assesses how healthy we are, and how we stack up against the State and national benchmarks.
Currently, our community is looking at how well the local public health system is functioning and what’s coming in the future that will be impacting local health. Once this information has been collected, we will bring it all together to identify key issues that we can work on to improve local community health.
Update- May 2018
In May, all members of our community were invited to participate in forums to discuss local health. These forums took place in Woodburn, Stayton, Independence, and Salem. We had a great turnout and appreciate all of the feedback that you provided! Additionally, the community took part in an online survey that asked questions about health and quality of life. The information that you gave us will be used to inform our Community Health Assessment, which will result in a plan to improve local health.
Update- April 2018
Our community is hard at work planning and gathering data for the assessments. Forums will be taking place in the upcoming months, which will provide an opportunity for community members to discuss what's important to them with regard to health and quality of life. Dates, times, and locations will be announced soon.
Update- March 2018
The community has created a vision and values to support and guide the MAPP process.
Marion-Polk Community Vision Statement
A diverse and inclusive community with a physical environment that facilitates optimal physical and social health, infrastructure that supports economic growth and stability, and an integrated health care system that promotes equitable access to whole person care. –Adopted March 2018
Marion-Polk Community Values
- Inclusive engagement and participation
- Use data in meaningful ways
- Common goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based (SMART)
- Shared commitment and accountability
- Clear communication, collaboration, and shared definitions
- Safe environment where diverse opinions on how to accomplish goals are respected
Update- January 2018
Marion and Polk County have begun a new MAPP cycle! The Steering Committee convened its first meeting this month and decided on a plan and time line for the MAPP process. Stay tuned for new developments!