Elder Program participants welcomed the 2019 fall season with a potluck. The Elder Fall Harvest Potluck, hosted by Southcentral Foundation’s Elder Program, served lunch to over 400 Elders at the end of September.

Alaska Native and American Indian people experience a higher risk for heart disease and related complications than any other racial group in the United States. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition that puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.

In September, Southcentral Foundation promoted gynecological cancer awareness and encouraged women to Know the Big 5 and Thrive. The five most common gynecological cancers include cervical, uterine or endometrial, ovarian, vulvar, and vaginal cancers.

On April 22, 2018, Harold Garoutte picked up one of the quit tobacco flyers while he was on the Alaska Native Health Campus. He called the phone number listed, and, with the help of Southcentral Foundation’s Quit Tobacco Program, he decided to give it a try.

Southcentral Foundation’s Shirley Tuzroyluke has received the 2019 National Indian Education Association’s Lifetime Achievement award. Tuzroyluke was born in Juneau, Alaska, and is a descendant of Tlingit and Nisga’a peoples.

It is that time of year when the kids are back in school and the holidays are just around the corner. Soon, there will be holiday candy and goodies being offered left and right. Remember — it is important to promote a healthy lifestyle, which includes daily oral care and proper nutrition. Now is a great time to schedule the whole family for dental exams.

What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV weakens an individual’s immune system by breaking down cells that help fight disease and infection. It is a serious virus; the good news is, with proper medical treatment, HIV can be contained.

At the eager age of 14, Denise Bingham began her professional career at Southcentral Foundation as an intern, learning basic office etiquette within the Corporate Office while interacting with SCF leadership.

Ramona Godsby has been receiving services at Southcentral Foundation for several years. She had been declining the insurance coverage offered through her employer, before she enrolled in medical benefits and shared her insurance information with SCF.

Time may wash away footprints, but it is important to remember where we came from and how we got here. We cherish the knowledge we learned from Elders — those who have fought battles and endured hardships, those who took the time to sit down with us and share.