For the past 25 years, SCF has provided home visiting services for pregnant women and their families. Originally aiming to improve the post-neonatal infant mortality rate of Alaska Native infants, the program has evolved to focus on improving pregnancy outcomes, children’s health outcomes, family wellness, and children’s readiness for school.
One of Southcentral Foundation’s objectives is to increase the number of Alaska Native employees in all job categories. Through partnerships with accredited schools, SCF has increased the number of programs available and expanded existing employee education opportunities.
Southcentral Foundation employees enjoy helping others, as showcased during the Elder Program’s annual Day of Caring event. Each year, many SCF employees spend their workday assisting Elder customer-owners in taking care of household tasks.
As an eye doctor in primary care, I want you and your children to be healthy and see well. I prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medicine to improve vision, but what happens when other aspects of health impact our eye sight?
Outgoing, bubbly, and energetic is a good way to describe Melissa Bunch; known to her friends and peers as Mel, she also is a cancer survivor. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer — from the moment of diagnosis, through the remainder of life.
June is National Safety Month and as we enjoy the warmth and sun of the summer months, remember to be safe! The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health reports unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in Alaska.