Health

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United Way works every day to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a better life.

No matter your age or stage of life, a healthy lifestyle benefits everyone! We believe in furnishing all residents, from the very smallest to those enjoying the later years of life, with the tools and practices to build and sustain their health.  United Way of Mat-Su seeks to improve access to quality, inclusive health care for all, while networking with local partners to build a healthy, resilient community.

OUR COMMUNITY PLAN

Community-Wide Health

OUR GOAL

Building a stronger, healthier community by compiling resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable difference in the health of our citizens.

OUR STRATEGY

We invest in, and partner with, programs and organizations that target our focus areas (health promotion and safety, substance abuse prevention, and access to health care) by:

  • Promoting healthy living and chronic disease prevention

  • Focusing on preventing injuries, child abuse/neglect, or domestic violence

  • Increasing health care coverage and access to health care

  • Promoting resilience skills for our youth

  • Engaging youth in meaningful, healthy alternative activities

  • Coordinating health resources and services

  • Providing services for the uninsured