Implementing Healthy People 2020
MAP-IT: A Guide To Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community
- Establish national health objectives.
- Provide data and tools to enable States, cities, communities, and individuals across
the country to combine their efforts to achieve them.
- Mobilize partners.
- Assess the needs of your community.
- Create and implement a plan to reach Healthy People 2020 objectives.
- Track your community’s progress.
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A Framework for Implementation
No two public health interventions are exactly alike. But most interventions share
a similar path to success: Mobilize, Assess,
Plan, Implement, Track.
Otherwise known as MAP-IT, this framework can be used to plan and evaluate public
health interventions to achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives. Whether you are
a seasoned public health professional or new to the field, the MAP-IT framework
will help you create your own path to a healthy community and a healthier Nation.
Use these tools and resources as a reference. Each of the 5 MAP-IT sections includes
questions to ask and answer, a brief overview, Healthy People 2020 tools, and links
to related resources.
Choose one of the steps below to get started:
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