Welcome to Destination 2027, making a decade of difference!
Arlington County Public Health Division has launched its Destination 2027 campaign to improve health equity through systems change by 2027.
Destination 2027 uses feedback from community members, data about health in our community, and information about how well our local public health system is meeting national standards to identify how the Public Health Division can work with, and empower, Arlington residents and community based organizations to improve public health.
We are using the he National Association of County and City Health Officials’ process, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP), to guide Destination 2027 work. This process provides a comprehensive picture of health and well being in Arlington County. Learn more about the assessments here.
What are steps in the community health improvement process?
Destination2027 gathers information from surveys, community discussions and interviews with our local organizations, and completing other assessment tools to identify public health issues that are most important to achieving health equity for all Arlington residents.
Once community public health priorities are identified, we develop goals and strategies for addressing them through system changes.
Finally, we move into the action cycle, where we collaborate with community partners to take deliberate action with evidence-based strategies to build a healthier community with health equity. We will also evaluate whether we are effectively working to address community priorities. These activities build upon one another in a continuous and interactive manner to ensure continued learning and success.
Have you done similar work before?
We conducted a similar assessment in 2007, which led to successful work to improve access to health care, reduce causes of chronic disease such as obesity and smoking, and lower rates of infectious diseases like the flu and sexually transmitted infections.
Where can I go for more information?
Want to get involved or learn more? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-228-5580 or 703-228-1938 (TTY).
Learn about our Steering Committee here.
Learn about the MAPP framework that we are using here.
Explore our library of resources to improve health equity through systems change here.