The Planning Council has conducted all types of Needs Assessments since its inception.  These assessments provide an in-depth understanding of the most important needs of that group or community, and guides future action.  Needs assessments look at resources, capacity and gaps in services or care.  Typically, the most vital needs are prioritized to address when making changes.

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-wide strategic planning tool for improving community health.  Between 2008 – 2011, The Planning Council completed four MAPP needs assessments for the departments of Public Health in Chesapeake, Hampton, Suffolk and Portsmouth.  Each assessment builds on all community collaboration to assess the public health system and prioritize issues while identifying resources to address them.

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