Assessing our own community’s health is critical for understanding our community’s strengths and opportunities for improvement. With an end goal of creating healthy, connected, vibrant, and well communities, health departments across Virginia are committed to engaging community stakeholders, key organizations, and citizens to come together, review health indicators and determine priorities for focus and improvement.

In December 2016, the Thomas Jefferson Health District, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, the University of Virginia’s Department of Public Health Sciences, and the University of Virginia Health System published the third official MAPP2Health report which includes community health assessment data and a community health improvement plan. The 2016 MAPP2Health Report utilizes the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) strategic framework, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO).

To get involved in ongoing MAPP2Health efforts, please contact Putnam Ivey at 434-972-6241 or putnam.ivey@vdh.virginia.gov.