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Pilot Program for Tribal Doctors Going Strong

Sept. 30 marks the end of the first phase of Southcentral Foundation’s Tribal Doctor Training Pilot Program, and the beginning of a lifelong journey for the seven participants.

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Popular New Learning Circle Inspired by Wellness Intern

Tyler Uppaaruluk Young; Tsimshian, Eagle Clan from Metlakatla and Sugpiaq (Alutiiq) from Port Graham; grew up in Anchorage and spent time in Juneau as a young adult.

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Safe Sleep Habits Reduce Sudden Infant Death

Safe sleep practices are critical to aid in the prevention of sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS is defined as the sudden death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation.

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SCF Honored for its Support of Guard and Reserve

Whether helping rebuild after a natural disaster or getting recalled to active duty during a conflict, those serving in the National Guard and Reserves are true unsung heroes.

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Village Leaders Share History and Wisdom

From June 12 to 14, Southcentral Foundation President/CEO Dr. Katherine Gottlieb led a trip to visit the Cook Inlet villages with 22 SCF Executive Leadership Experience participants and senior directors.

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Premiere Partnership Unifies Tribal Education Programs

When the Southcentral Foundation Dental Assistant Training program began in 1991, no one imagined what the future would hold. The training was originally offered as a two-week course for students around Alaska and was held in a portable learning space outside of the old Alaska Native Medical Center hospital, without textbooks or technology, and with a focus on discussion rather than clinical experience.

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Congratulations to Winners of Inaugural Indigedance Challenge

Congratulations to the Alaska Native dance group Acilquq on winning the inaugural Indigedance Challenge at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. In all,  twelve teams competed for the top honor in the challenge sponsored by Southcentral Foundation. The preliminaries were held at the Nuka Learning and Wellness Center, with four teams advancing to the semi-finals at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center.  The finalists danced in front of hundreds gathered on the final day of AFN.  Acilquq took home the $10,000 grand prize, the Yurapik Drummers and Dancers came in second, and the Friendship Dancers took third place. Dr. Katherine Gottlieb, SCF’s President/CEO, presented the grand prize to Aciliquq, who performed for a delegation from Aotearoa, New Zealand at the AFN banquet.

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Southcentral Foundation Hosts Visitors in Town to Learn About the Nuka System of Care

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.

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Alaska Railroad Helps Funders Experience Alaska

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.

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Partners Share Integration of the Nuka System of Care

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