Entries by acantrell

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Jesse Merculief: A Modern Survivor

Jesse Lynn Merculief’s cancer survivor story began at 18 —  with an abnormal pap smear. Jesse contracted HPV. The Center for Disease Control states HPV is so common that, “…nearly all sexually active men and women,” get it in their lifetime; some strains are even asymptomatic. Unfortunately, Jesse was exposed to a cancerous strain and was diagnosed with cervical cancer.

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IHS Recognizes the Advance Care Planning Initiative 

Your Care, Your Choices, the advanced care planning initiative created by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation, was awarded an Indian Health Services Director’s Award for 2017. A team of 39 professionals, with representatives from the medical as well as business side of both ANTHC and SCF, developed this unique program.

Putting an End to Sexual Assault

In the past, the conversation about sexual assault and harassment has been timid, if not silent. But the world has shifted to create a more welcoming environment to express personal feelings and provide more emphasis on the rights of men and women to control their own bodies. This cultural development has caused the massive scope […]

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SCF Recognized as Simply Brilliant in New Book

While conducting research for Simply Brilliant, a book about how great organizations do ordinary things in extraordinary ways, business writer and entrepreneur William C. Taylor partnered with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He asked them, “If I can visit only one health care organization in the United States, where should I go?”