Thank you for your interest in Southcentral Foundation’s New Generations Project, previously known as Indigenous Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health). The purpose of The New Generations Project is to promote the wellness of young Alaska Native and American Indian children, from birth to eight years old, by supporting the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of development. The long-term goal of New Generations is to ensure all children enter school ready to learn and able to succeed.
New Generations is funded by a five-year federal grant provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is currently in its second year. During the first year, SCF completed a community assessment which assisted in the creation of our strategic plan for the following years of the grant.
To increase understanding of the goal, SCF renamed the project The New Generations Project after the first year to support the aim: Alaska Native families will increase their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness by optimizing the effectiveness of services that support families in the preparation for and care of new generations. The aim will be accomplished by inventorying current work, learning from internal and external best practices, engaging SCF and community stakeholders, and creating a coordinated, system approach to be deployed by December 2023.
The New Generations Project also seeks to improve coordination across child-serving systems, building infrastructure, and increasing access to high-quality prevention and wellness promotion services for children and their families. To this end, we have established working relationships with many programs and services available in the Anchorage area.