The Mat-Su Health Foundation theory of change calls on us to increase advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement to promote health equity and produce positive health outcomes for all Mat-Su residents. Data-driven work in the public policy arena is a key part of the systems changes we are striving for. In addition to advocating for specific health-related legislation, the foundation established three priorities around the FY2020 State of Alaska budget:
1. Protect Medicaid and support meaningful Medicaid reform
2. Preserve Early Childhood and Pre-K (Head Start) Funding
3. Preserve Funding for Housing and Homeless Programs
We also fully support efforts to ensure that all Alaskans are counted in the 2020 Census.