Southcentral Foundation's "Nuka System of Care" is a name given to the whole health care system created, managed, and owned by Alaska Native people to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Nuka is an Alaska Native word used for strong, giant structures and living things.
The relationship-based Nuka System of Care is comprised of organizational strategies and processes; medical, behavioral, dental and traditional practices; and supporting infrastructure that work together - in relationship - to support wellness. By putting relationships at the forefront of what we do and how we do it, the Nuka System will continue to develop and improve for future generations.
Hear from the U.S. leading advocate for high-quality health care Don Berwick, former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and former President/CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Nuka Request Form
Use this form to request more information about Nuka, including presentations and site visits.
Center for the Health Professions Research, UCSF Research Brief
This case study featured in the Center for the Health Professions, UCSF Research Brief uses Southcentral Foundation's Nuka System of Care as a model for other health care organizations.
Family Practice Management -- Transforming Your Practice: What Matters Most
This article, featured in American Academy of Family Physicians' Family Practice Management Journal, highlights the approach taken by Southcentral Foundation.