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Resources

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the conditions and environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks (Healthy People 2030). In short, a community. ​

The Northern Valley Health Coalition, Inc. aims to help improve your SDOH through engagement, community, and resources. Click on each icon to learn more. If you have a resource that could be added to this page, let us know. 

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Health & Fitness

Sunshine community health center 

Sunshine is committed to accessible, proactive, quality healthcare, promoting community wellness through outreach and education. 

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Prenatal Care

Well Child Visits

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Women's & Men's Health 

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Behavioral Health

Groups

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Oral Health

Vision Care

Nurse Visits

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Acute, Chronic, Specialty,

& Palliative Care

Procedures, Laboratory & Imaging

Click to learn more.

Fresh Start

The Alaska Department of Health offers the Fresh Start program for FREE to improve health in the State of Alaska. Many individuals are matched with a coach and most of the engagement is online, over the phone, and always at your pace. 

Programs:

  • Lose weight or prevent diabetes.

  • Lower your blood pressure.

  • Be active with your children.

  • Lower blood sugar to manage diabetes.

  • Stop smoking, vaping, or chewing tobacco.

Alaska Health Fairs

Every year, the Northern Valley Health Coalition, Sunshine Community Health Center, The Mat-Su Health Foundation, and Alaska Health Fairs, Inc. come together to host a community health fair in Trapper Creek, Willow, and Talkeetna. Health fairs offer affordable blood tests, screening, and resources.  

Willow Health Organization

The Willow Health Organization supports healthy lifestyles, economic growth and community building by organizing and promoting the local farmer’s market and activities for residents in beautiful Willow, Alaska.

Northbound Fitness - Willow

Northbound Fitness is located in Willow. They are focused on building a healthy community in a fun, friendly, judgement free atmosphere. Visit their website for a list of classes.

Studio Z Yoga - Talkeetna

Studio Z Yoga classes are held in a 25 foot diameter yurt providing a friendly and safe environment. Join a group class, or schedule a one-on-one session to increase mobility, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. 

Denali Healing & Massage

Denali Healing & Massage's mission is to help you feel relaxed during your massage and vibrant in your daily life. They prioritize your overall health. Self care is important for your overall health. Book a massage. 

Alaska Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening 

Alaska Breast and Cervical Screening Assistance Program helps eligible Alaskans get breast and cervical health screenings. Alaska Breast and Cervical Screening Assistance Program enrollees can get mammograms and pap tests paid for by the program. Alaska Breast and Cervical Screening Assistance Program also pays for diagnostic tests when needed, and helps Alaskans get referred for financial support if they need treatment.

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Nutrition

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Women, Infants, and Children Program

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Upper Susitna

Food Pantry

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Willow Community

Food Pantry

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Food Bank

of Alaska

Nutritional Cooking

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Willow Farmers

Market

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Farmers Market

Nutrition Program

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Senior Farmer's Market Program

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Commodity Supplemental Food

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School Nutrition Programs

Vegetables

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Three Bears

Trapper Creek

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Upper Susitna Community Center

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Susitna Valley

Naturals

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Silverbear

Sundries

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Cubby's

Marketplace

Mental health

FREe harm reduction supplies

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Individual therapy offered in person and via telehealth.

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Group sessions for resiliency, OBOT, chronic pain management, insmonia, mindfulness, grief, and more.

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Integrated care coordinated with your primary medical team.

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Psychiatric medication management services.

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Substance abuse counseling and peer support opportunities.

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Sameday support. Sunshine's behavioral health team is there for you. 

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Transportation

Dog Sledding

Sunshine Transit

Sunshine Transit provides Inexpensive, reliable transportation and breaks down barriers to healthcare, wellness, education, and employment in the Upper Susitna Valley. Sunshine Transit serves the communities of Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Willow, Caswell, and Houston.

Finances

Alaska PFD

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend filing season opens every year until March 31st, providing dividends to Alaska citizens as early as August.

Click to learn more.

Heating Assistance Program

The Heating Assistance Program (HAP) is designed to promote the general welfare and safeguard the health and well-being of Alaska's population by​ offsetting the cost of home heating for eligible Alaskan residents.

Rental Assistance

Alaska Housing offers a variety of rental programs to accommodate diverse housing needs to ensure that residents have access to safe, quality, affordable rentals. Read the descriptions below to find out which program is the best fit for you.

Alaska Temporary Assistance Program 

The Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) provides cash assistance and work services to low-income families with children to help them with basic needs while they work toward becoming self-sufficient. This program is provided under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant.

Adult Public Assistance

Public assistance promotes self-sufficiency and provides basic living expenses to Alaskans in need.

Senior Benefits

The Senior Benefits Program was established on August 1, 2007.  It pays cash benefits to Alaskan seniors who are age 65 or older and have low to moderate income.  Cash payments are $76, $175, or $250 each month depending on income. 

General Relief Assistance

General Relief Assistance (GRA) is designed to meet basic needs of Alaskans in emergency situations. Basic needs include shelter, utilities, food, and clothing.

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Education

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