The Lexington-Fayette County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was approved in May 2012 and will guide Lexington through 2017 in addressing main concerns in our community.
The Lexington-Fayette County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) Coalition was formed in June 2011 and is supported by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD). The Coalition followed a community health improvement planning model developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (2008) in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), called Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP). The Coalition assessed Lexington-Fayette County’s strengths and needs and formulated a plan to address the identified concerns.
The Lexington-Fayette County MAPP Coalition identified strategic issues by exploring the combined results of the five aforementioned assessments. This strategic issue identification process occurred over a series of meetings and stakeholder sessions. The identified issues reflect the most salient findings that need to be addressed in order to fulfill the Coalition’s strategic plan and to improve the health of the Lexington-Fayette County community.
To address the strategic issues identified through MAPP process, the Lexington-Fayette County MAPP Coalition developed and prioritized three primary goals and generated potential strategies to meet those goals. The goals are as follows:
1. Reduce the prevalence of obesity in the community
2. Assure safe neighborhoods
3. Reduce the rate of unemployment in the community