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MAT-SU HEALTH FOUNDATION AND MAT-SU BOROUGH PARTNER TO SUPPLY 26,000 IN-HOME RAPID COVID-19 TESTS

Wasilla, Alaska – The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) purchased 26,000 in-home rapid CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Tests and partnered with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB) for free distribution of the tests throughout the Mat-Su. With reported case counts in the Mat-Su remaining high, individuals knowing whether they have COVID-19 is key in mitigating the spread of the

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Celebrating Our Veterans

When we celebrate Veteran’s Day each year on November 11, we pause to acknowledge the individuals who have chosen to make personal sacrifices of themselves and of their families so that we may all enjoy freedom. Veterans make up almost 13 percent of the population in Alaska, and our state leads with the highest rate

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AHFC Invites New Rent Relief Applications

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is opening a new enrollment period to apply for rental assistance. The new Rent Relief application period will go from September 13, 2021 to October 1, 2021, AHFC is encouraging vulnerable Alaska renters to check their eligibility and apply on their site (AHFC Rent Relief Application). The program states that it

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Updated COVID-19 Information Page

Wasilla, Alaska—Connect Mat-Su has updated their web site to include easy access to various COVID-19 resources available in the Mat-Su Valley. The Connect Mat-Su COVID-19 Information Page was added to the Connect Mat-Su web site last year in response to the pandemic to assist community members in finding up-to-date information regarding COVID testing sights, access

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Connect Mat-Su Call Line Operator Spotlight: Jasmine Walker

Jasmine Walker is an operator for the Connect Mat-Su COVID Call Line and a certified medical assistant. She says that she was drawn to the position because, “being able to communicate with the public on a more personable level is always the main goal,” and she’s able to accomplish that by acting as the point

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MAT-SU HEALTH FOUNDATION AND CONNECT MAT-SU NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Wasilla, Alaska – The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) and its community resource network Connect Mat-Su are once again open to the public. The physical location at 777 N. Crusey St. in Wasilla closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but services were still provided via telephone and online. Lower coronavirus case rates in

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Connect Mat-Su Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Czechowicz

Jessica Czechowicz is a volunteer for the Connect Mat-Su COVID Call Line and a registered nurse. She’s worked in an ICU step-down unit that in March of 2020 became a dedicated COVID unit and spent the last year seeing firsthand how it impacts someone’s health. When asked what interested her in the volunteer position, Jessica

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CONNECT MAT-SU WEBSITE LINKS RESIDENTS TO SERVICES TO SUPPORT HEALTH

CONNECT MAT-SU WEBSITE LINKS RESIDENTS TO SERVICES TO SUPPORT HEALTH Wasilla, Alaska – Local community resource center Connect Mat-Su has launched a new website at www.connectmatsu.org. The new site gives residents easy access to the largest known database of support services available in the Mat-Su. Connect Mat-Su was developed by the Mat-Su Health Foundation and

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