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The Community Engagement course focuses on community engagement in the community health assessment process. Particular emphasis is placed on using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model with the County Health Rankings and Roadmap. This model also meets non-profit hospital Community Health Needs Assessment requirements in ACA IRS regulations.  Free

Objective

At the end of this course earners will be able to

  • Describe components of a community.
  • Define Community Assessment.
  • Recall the difference between primary and secondary data.
  • Identify how data can be used in a public health setting.
  • Evaluate the quality of data sources.
  •  Identify the six phases of the MAPP process.
  • Identify the four assessments of the MAPP process.
  • Discuss the importance of MAPP in creating a healthier community.
  • Discuss the importance of community ownership. 
  • Identify the key parts of the Organize for Success/Partnership Development phase
  • Create an Organize for Success/Partnership Development game plan for your community.  
  • Identify key parts of a vision statement.
  • Write a vision statement.
  • Explain the importance of the Community Themes and Strengths Assessment.
  • Describe how to conduct the Community Themes and Strengths Assessment.
  • Discuss what the purpose of the Local Public Health System assessment is.
  • Describe the steps needed to complete the Local Public Health System assessment.
  • Explain the importance of the Community Health Status Assessment.
  • Describe how to conduct the Community Health Status Assessment.
  • Explain the importance of the Forces of Change Assessment.
  • Describe how to conduct the Forces of Change Assessment.
  • Identify the key parts of the Identify Strategic Issues phase.
  • Create a Strategic Issues game plan for your community.  
  • Identify the key parts of Formulate Goals and Strategies phase.
  • Create goal statements for your community. 
  • Identify the key parts of the Action Cycle phase.
  • Create an Action Plan game plan for your community.

Training Level

Tier 1 – Awareness

Tier 2 – Management

Audience

This course is appropriate for anyone who needs a better understanding of community engagement in general and the critical steps in using the MAPP process, specifically.

Instructor

Janet L. Place, MPH, 
USC Arnold School of Public Health

Time

This course takes two hours to complete.

Format

This course consists of audio, videos, assessments, activities, as well as additional resources. There are text transcripts within the lecture for accessibility.

Last Updated

August 2018

Credit

Learners will receive a two-hour Certificate of Completion.

Council on Linkages Competencies

1A1.   Describes factors affecting the health of a community 
1A2.   Identifies quantitative and qualitative data and information that can be used for assessing the health of a community
1A3.   Applies ethical principles in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
1A8.   Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
1B9.   Analyzes quantitative and qualitative data
1B10. Interprets quantitative and qualitative data
1B11. Identifies assets and resources that can be used for improving the health of a community
1B12. Assesses community health status and factors influencing health in a community
1B13. Develops community health assessments using information about health status, factors influencing health, and assets and resources
3B3.   Solicits input from individuals and organizations  for improving the health of a community
3B7.   Facilitates communication among individuals, groups, and organizations
4B4.   Supports diverse perspectives in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community
4B5.   Ensures the diversity of individuals and populations is addressed in policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community
5B4.   Establishes relationships to improve health in a community
5B5.   Maintains relationships that improve health in a community
5B6.   Facilitates collaborations among partners to improve health in a community (e.g., coalition building)
5B7.   Engages community members to improve health in a community
5B8.   Uses community input for developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services
5B9.   Explains the ways assets and resources can be used to improve health in a community
5B10. Advocates for policies, programs, and resources that improve health in a community

Technical Requirements

Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later

Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later plus any of these web browsers:

Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

For Technical Assistance

jplace@mailbox.sc.edu