Each fall, Southcentral Foundation receives an increase of requests for site visits and facility tours to be given for U.S. government representatives and prospective grantors.

Trees fly by in a whir as the mountains rise up from the encroaching horizon, the scene is electric; conversations are charged with the beauty of the landscape as old friends connect and new friends meet.

Southcentral Foundation hosted its 7th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, June 19–23 at the Alaska Native Health Campus.

The State of Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic was assumed by Southcentral Foundation in October 2016.

Southcentral Foundation is committed to providing high-quality services, supporting family wellness, and embracing shared responsibility.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to the State of Alaska Division of Public Health: one in every three Alaska kids is overweight or obese; obese children are more likely to grow up to be obese adults than children who are not obese; obese children and adults are more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain cancers during their lifetimes.

Southcentral Foundation’s Native Men’s Wellness Program supports men dedicated to changing their circumstances by embracing a new level of accountability, determined and set by individual participants.

Alaska Native people know that traditional ways of healing are effective. For years, Southcentral Foundation has explored the traditional wisdom of Elders and studied the healing approaches that Alaska Native people have practiced for generations.

It has been 21 years since Southcentral Foundation’s RAISE program graduated its first student interns. On Aug. 4, RAISE celebrated another 69 students who completed the program.

Southcentral Foundation is hosting the 2017 basketball camp on August 14-17. This full day camp will pair customer-owners, age 14-18 years old, with SCF leadership and basketball professionals. Special guests include Jesse LeBeau, Troy Justice, Matt Conboy, and Matt Carle, who will lead the participants in honing their basketball skills, while guests such as Miss Alaska Alyssa London will share her story about finding her motivation. SCF’s own Chris Bryant and the SCF Health Education will be there to make sure the day is full of fun physical activities.  Lunch will be provided each day, as the camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  and campers who may need an additional snacks are encouraged to bring them. Parents and family of the campers are welcome to join the closing speaker each day at 4 p.m.  This exciting camp is free, but space is limited. To join, the application and waiver form must be completed and submitted prior to the first day of camp. For more information, email SCFbasketballcamp@southcentralfoundation.com.