Some find it difficult watching the COVID-19 virus spread across the world. Many are feeling vulnerable and stressed, wondering how COVID-19 will impact Alaska. With headlines focused on grocery store shelves running low on supplies, the continued spread of the virus, and the increased need for safety precautions like hand washing and disinfecting surfaces we […]
COVID-19 has common signs of infection including respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. As we do our best in our self-quarantine, catching COVID-19 is still a possibility. Below is useful information on what […]
What is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19? The answer, social distancing and good hygiene practices. Social distancing is different than being quarantined or isolated and can be key in slowing down the spread of contagious diseases. It is important for us to come together as a community and everyone […]
Alaska Native and American Indian people are strong and resilient people. Many in the Alaska Native and American Indian community have shared their knowledge of survival and the importance of working together to get through life’s hardships. Less than two years ago, Alaskans demonstrated strength as the whole community responded to a 7.1 earthquake in […]
The outbreak of COVID-19 can be surreal and stressful for people, especially those who have been identified as at-risk. It’s important to recognize those emotions if you are experiencing them and learn to cope with them in productive ways. Since each person has their own unique backgrounds and challenges, everyone reacts to the stress of […]
Due to the detection of the coronavirus in Alaska, Southcentral Foundation has suspended or limited many upcoming events and programs. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for social distancing and to support the health and wellness of SCF employees and customer-owners, all learning circles have been suspended until further notice. While the […]
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Other symptoms are persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, and blush lips or face. If you are experiencing any kind of respiratory trouble, to help limit exposure, please call your health care provider before coming to […]
Have you ever wondered why some individuals and groups of people have exceptional health outcomes while others experience a higher burden of disease? Why might two individuals with the same injury, undergoing the same surgery, have markedly different recoveries? One leading theory is that an individual, family, or community’s social determinants of health (SDOH) may play a key role.