Mat-Su Health Foundation

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Behavioral Health Environmental Scan & Community Health Needs Assessment

The Mat-Su Health Foundation works to enhance the enjoyment of good health and quality of life of those living in the Mat-Su Valley. The offer financial and strategic support to 501(c)3 organizations that offer services and solutions to health-related problems in the Borough.

Mission: To improve the health & wellness of Alaskans living in the Mat-Su

Vision: A community where all persons have the opportunity for a health life.

In response to the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment, Mat-Su Health Foundation conducted a Behavioral Health Environmental Scan (BHES) to learn what is working in our local behavioral health system and what could be improved.

BHES: Report 1 – Executive Summary

BHES: Report 2 – Executive Summary

BHES: Report 3 – Executive Summary

Mat-Su Health Foundation also recently published the findings of their 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment. The report, “Health is Where We Live, Learn, Work & Play,” indicates that the top factors affecting Mat-Su citizens’ health are transportation, social connection & support, income, education & information, and housing.

Moving forward the Foundation will collaborate with its partner, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, to formulate an implementation plan informed by the discovered factors. To read more about the Mat-Su Health Foundation, their work, and plans for the future, visit them at http://www.healthymatsu.org.