About Us

It takes a lot of people working together to affect change. MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula (SKP) is a community coalition that came together in November 2008 to develop and support a long-term vision of community well-being. Using the national “Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships” (MAPP) framework, MAPP has a steering committee and coordinator that fulfill a backbone organization role for community health improvement efforts. This backbone support is provided through the following services:

  • Conduct ongoing Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) to provide information about emerging health issues and opportunities
  • Convene community conversations to discuss the findings of the CHNAs
  • Facilitate community consensus around a shared vision for community well-being
  • Facilitate connection between related organizations and events
  • Engage multiple sectors of the community to identify opportunities for collective action on prioritized well-being issues
  • Mobilize community to take action on projects that improve community well-being
  • Monitor and outreach progress on shared community measures
  • Organize and promote educational opportunities that build community capacity
  • Celebrate collaborative work already underway that is improving community health