Southcentral Foundation’s “Nuka System of Care” is a name given to the whole health care system created, managed, and owned by Alaska Native people to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Nuka is an Alaska Native word used for strong, giant structures and living things. The relationship-based Nuka System of Care is comprised of organizational strategies and processes; medical, behavioral, dental and traditional practices; and supporting infrastructure that work together – in relationship – to support wellness. By putting relationships at the forefront of what we do and how we do it, the Nuka System will continue to develop and improve for future generations.
“Nuka” is a word used in many different cultures; some common meanings include honor, strength, big living things, dignity, love, generosity and support.
To request information about the Nuka System of Care, please visit Training & Consulting.
Nuka System of Care Speaking Engagements
Southcentral Foundation is asked to present on the Nuka System of Care for a variety of organizations and at events and conferences. Here are some upcoming events: