In order to become the healthiest Borough in the nation it is important to know how we are doing in a measurable way, and also to understand how we compare to the rest of the state and the nation. The links to the left will take you to pages on various Mat-Su health measures. Each printable page describes the importance and definition of the health measure, along with the Healthy People 2020 goal established for that measure. Whenever possible we provided data for multiple years in order to see whether we are improving or worsening in each area. Comparable data on the same measure for the State of Alaska or the nation is included when available.