The population of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has exploded in the past 10 years – growing over 20 percent in the last decade. With that growth came the need for health care improvements, modifications, and additional avenues of care for Alaska Native and American Indian people in the region.
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Honoring and taking care of Elders is a universal Alaska Native and American Indian cultural value. As an Alaska Native-owned-and-operated health care organization, Southcentral Foundation strives to support the health and wellness of the Elder customer-owner population with a holistic, customer-driven, and evidence-based approach.
For thousands of generations, after a busy season of hunting and gathering from the land, Alaska Native and American Indian people would make regalia and herbal medicines in the colder months. The tradition continues with the help of Southcentral Foundation’s Traditional Healing Clinic, which hosts cultural classes for customer-owners in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and for SCF employees.