I am a combat veteran and Tlingit from Southeast Alaska. In 2006, I deployed for 15 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I was a part of a group of soldiers who came to a hardened place, yet we became a unit, a family – comrades.
Child and Family Outpatient Services, a referral-based program, offers a wide range of supportive care to individuals, children, and families with developmental and behavioral needs. Services are integrated with case management, primary care, psychiatric evaluation, and medication management.
Southcentral Foundation observed Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness and Action Month in April. In recognition of the month, Alaska CARES hosted a display in the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center featuring the artwork of hundreds of children, giving voice to the 845 individuals who were evaluated by Alaska CARES in 2021.
Alaska has a unique gardening season — a short temperate summer in a northern altitude with long summer days. The limited growing season gives gardeners a brief opportunity to start a garden and produce fully developed plants before the first frost. If you are up to the challenge, even if this is your first attempt, you can grow to your heart’s content with the right tools, timing, and intent.
The Alaska Public Health Association presented Southcentral Foundation directors Dr. Donna Galbreath and LaZell Hammons with public health awards as part of the virtual 2022 Alaska Health Summit held Jan. 18-20.
It’s been over two years since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the United States. Since then, much has been learned about the virus and countless lives have been saved and communities protected due to vaccination.
Despite changing work settings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, youth interns with the RAISE Program thrived during the second year of the virtual internship.
Southcentral Foundation is pleased to improve communication of medical information through participation in the CommonWell network. This program will allow sharing of information such as, if you are in an emergency, your care team may locate pertinent health care information immediately, even when on vacation.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many customer-owners have met with their integrated care teams in the comfort and privacy of their own home, office, car, or even miles away. With a reliable internet connection or cellular signal via a smartphone, computer, or tablet, customer-owners can talk with a member of their integrated care team for many reasons.
Southcentral Foundation is committed to providing the best health care possible. Due to COVID-19, short-staffing, and the high volume of calls, phone wait times have been longer than normal at primary care facilities. While this prolonged process may cause delays and frustration, SCF has another avenue of health care management for customer-owners called MyHealth.