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Is Mat-Su Healthy? How can we make it the healthiest place in the country? 

Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) worked in association with other organizations to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment to identify the major health needs of Mat-Su residents and work with the community to prioritize and address those needs. On September 10, 2013 we published the findings from this assessment report. There was clear consensus in the community that alcohol and drug abuse is the number one health issue we face. The next highest-ranked issue is child and youth abuse and violence. The findings will help guide Mat-Su Health Foundation and Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in collaboration with our community partners and the people of Mat-Su to take steps to make the Mat-Su Borough the healthiest in the country.

Please click here to see how the community ranked the top health issues and and goals. You can also read the Executive Summary or download the entire 166-page Mat-Su Community Health Needs Assessment Report, You can also view the Implementation Plan or the Implementation Plan Progress Report, which was last updated in October, 2015.

For faster downloading, you may choose just the chapters you are most interested in below:

Introduction and Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Where We Live, Learn and Work

Chapter 2: Healthcare Access

Chapter 3: Healthy Weight

Chapter 4: Chronic and Infectious Disease

Chapter 5: Mental Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Chapter 6: Safety and Injury

Chapter 7: Mat-Su Sub-Populations

Chapter 8: Community Meeting Findings

Appendices, Resources and References