"Madisen was with our Community Partnerships department for just a few months however she left a mark that will lend to a complex projects’ success. She brought an excitement to the work of finding exemplars for our collaborative community health needs assessment (CHNA). A CHNA is a year-long project that identifies the inequities, gaps, and needed improvements in community health. Madisen dug deep and wide and identified the lessons learned from other communities that created collaborative assessments of health factors and outcomes. During this coming year, we will refer often to the materials she researched and organized as guidelines for our work. She also helped build the initial proposal for a project to secure Federal funds for healthy and equitable communities projects to Fairbanks. These projects will bring much-needed relief to people and programs impacted by COVID and will also build infrastructure needed to contend with pandemics. Madisen is a skilled researcher, grasps the complexities of a project quickly, and is genuinely fun to work with. She has a positive energy that is contagious and makes teamwork a real joy."
Community Partnership Program Manager
Foundation Health Partners