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t’s a special time of year — where thousands of Alaskans gather to meet up with friends, learn about issues affecting their families, and hear from those making a positive impact in the Alaska Native Community.

CF RAISE interns held a car wash to raise money for the Employee and Community Assistance Fund. ECAF is an SCF program that provides immediate and temporary financial assistance for necessities of life to people who have encountered financial hardship for reasons beyond their control.

As you and your family enjoy summer activities, keep in mind that now is a good time to make sure your children are up-to-date with their immunizations, physicals, dental, vision, and hearing checks.

For the past 25 years, SCF has provided home visiting services for pregnant women and their families. Originally aiming to improve the post-neonatal infant mortality rate of Alaska Native infants, the program has evolved to focus on improving pregnancy outcomes, children’s health outcomes, family wellness, and children’s readiness for school.

Southcentral Foundation employees enjoy helping others, as showcased during the Elder Program’s annual Day of Caring event. Each year, many SCF employees spend their workday assisting Elder customer-owners in taking care of household tasks.

Beautiful laminate floors, an arctic entry, and additional space are the most obvious changes stemming from the renovation of Southcentral Foundation’s Elder Program.

A customer-owner shared that from all his experience with the health care system, he has never experienced something like SCF’s Nilavena Subregional Clinic.

As an eye doctor in primary care, I want you and your children to be healthy and see well. I prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medicine to improve vision, but what happens when other aspects of health impact our eye sight?

We grow by learning from the past. Connecting with our traditions and making sure we share them with the next generation helps ensure our culture aids youth in finding their path.

Southcentral Foundation partnered with Harvard Medical School to host students from HMS during a four-week clerkship. While visiting Southcentral Foundation students learned from, and worked with, SCF employees who represent multiple disciplines across the Nuka System of Care.