“Orange County (OC) is a community that has always valued collaborative efforts,” said Jane Chai, MPH, at the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA). With the goal of achieving Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation, OC utilized Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), a strategic planning tool for improving community health. “We established a new collaborative, the OC Health Improvement Partnership (OCHIP), focused on aligning public and private resources to advance health for all communities in OC.” Next, they conducted the four MAPP Assessments, which uncovered a major gap in the public health system. “We found a lack of data and tools to facilitate long-term and collaborative population health planning,” said Chai.

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