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Local Businesses Asked To Participate In Health Survey


Wasilla, AK—The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) and other partners are conducting a Community Health Assessment that will identify the major health needs of Mat-Su residents and work with the community to prioritize and address those needs. One phase of the assessment is a workplace survey that is currently underway. Employers in the Mat-Su Borough are invited to complete this survey online at

The survey takes about ten minutes to complete. It is designed to be filled out by just one person from each workplace; individual residents will be surveyed separately in August.

The survey is being fielded by McDowell Group, an Alaska research and consulting firm. The Mat-Su Community Health Assessment is sponsored by the following funding organizations: Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority; BP Alaska; Denali Commission; Mat-Su Agency Partnership; Mat-Su Borough; Mat-Su Coalition of Senior Centers; Mat-Su Community Health Centers; Mat-Su Health Foundation; Mat-Su Public Health/State of AK DHSS; Providence Health Systems; Rasmuson Foundation; Southcentral Foundation; and, United Way of Mat-Su.

The Mat-Su Health Foundation is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. In this capacity, the MSHF board members and representatives actively participate in the governance of Mat-Su's community hospital and protect the community's interest in this important healthcare institution through board oversight. The MSHF invests its assets into charitable works that improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in Mat-Su. More information is available at