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Section 14. MAP-IT: A Model for Implementing Healthy People 2020

Tool # 1 - Organizing a Coalition

Healthy People 2020 provides a list of important questions to consider before organizing a coalition, in a printable format that allows you to fill out answers to the questions and/or distribute them to a planning group.

Tool # 2 - Brainstorm: Potential Partners

A checklist from Healthy People that will help you think of all possibilities for potential partners for your effort.

Tool # 3 - Prioritizing Issues

Healthy People provides an exercise that will assist you in determining which issues it is most important for your effort to undertake.

Tool # 4 - Brainstorm: Community Assets

A checklist from Healthy People to assist you in determining community assets that are available.

Tool # 5 - Setting Targets for Objectives

Healthy People provides national and state standards and other helpful guidelines to assist you in setting reasonable goals for your initiative.

Tool # 6 - Defining Terms

This page from Healthy People provides clear definitions of many of the terms – vision, baseline data, etc. – you might use in discussing your plan.

Tool # 7 - Potential Health Measures

Healthy People provides a list of some possible indicators to consider measuring to track your initiative's progress.

Tool # 8 - Coalition Self-Assessment

This anonymous coalition self-assessment from Healthy People allows members to rate the group and its staff, leaders, and members on a variety of factors important to the effective functioning of a coalition

Tool # 9 - Communication Plan Template

A template from Healthy People to assist you in creating an effective communication plan for your effort.

Tool # 10 - Measuring Progress

Healthy People provides helpful formulas for quantitatively measuring your progress.