New health needs assessment to be released at Friday meet

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, or MAPP, of the Southern Kenai Peninsula will release the 2016 community health needs assessment at its quarterly meeting on Friday at Pioneer Hall, Kachemak Bay Campus.

MAPP conducts a community health needs assessment of the southern Kenai Peninsula every three years, the results of which are used to inform and direct community coalition and agency work.

The meeting runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Agenda items include the release of the new community health needs assessment, coalition workgroup reports and recent successes related to MAPP’s current health improvement priority to increase family well-being.

MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula is a community coalition working together to improve community health. MAPP is a framework developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of City and County Health Officials for conducting community health needs assessments and correlating health improvement plans.