Community Engagement and Health Improvement Planning Processes


Impact Statement: 
By using quality planning to improve the effectiveness of community meetings, this small rural county increased community engagement and participation from 40 to 66% in the county-wide community health assessment and improvement planning process.

By March 1, 2011, the Logan County Health Department aimed to improve community engagement and health improvement planning processes. The initiative was determined by the health improvement team. Initially, the team recruited coalition members to assist in the completion of Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) assessments.

The coalition team implemented the MAPP assessments during community meetings and via online surveys. At the various meetings, health department staff also distributed effectiveness surveys to participants to evaluate meeting processes. Three MAPP assessments were completed. Data were collected from meeting effectiveness surveys. The original score of 40% of attendees being “engaged to a great extent” was raised to a final score of 65.6%. The completed strategic plan for the Logan County Health Department was submitted.

Organization that conducted the QI initiative: 
Logan County Health Department

Murray, M. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Community Engagement and Health Improvement Planning Processes . Thu, 12/06/2012 - 15:39. Available at Accessed July 25, 2024.

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