"Milwaukee is a model community with healthy, safe, hopeful, and empowered residents."
The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) initiated a citywide Community Health Assessment. This initiative is the most comprehensive health assessment ever undertaken by the City of Milwaukee, and will be used to help formulate our community's future public health goals and outcomes. MHD has chosen the health assessment model Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), developed by the National Association of City and County Health Officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This process is a collaborative effort by the City of Milwaukee Health Department and a steering committee composed of leaders and representatives from a broad array of city departments, health systems, and community organizations.
Steering Committee Meetings
Click here to see a list of organizations participating in the steering committee.
The second phase of MAPP - Visioning - guides the community through a collaborative and creative process that leads to a shared community vision and common values. Vision and values statements provide focus, purpose, and direction to the MAPP process so that participants collectively achieve a shared vision of the future. A shared community vision provides an overarching goal for the community - a statement of what the ideal future looks like. Values are the fundamental principles and beliefs that guide a community-driven planning process. Because visioning is done at the beginning of the MAPP process, it offers a useful mechanism for convening the community and building enthusiasm for the process, setting the stage for planning, and providing a common framework throughout subsequent phases.