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HEALTHY FOUNDATIONS FOR FAMILIES

The number one community goal coming out of the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment was that “all children are safe and well-cared-for,” despite the fact that Mat-Su’s rate of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is higher than the state level. A third Behavioral Health Environmental Scan report on the prevention system in Mat-Su will inform MSHF’s work in this arena. The goal of the Healthy Foundation for Families focus area is that all children and families are supported by a community-wide system that prevents maltreatment and promotes family resilience.