Your Care, Your Choices, the advanced care planning initiative created by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation, was awarded an Indian Health Services Director’s Award for 2017. A team of 39 professionals, with representatives from the medical as well as business side of both ANTHC and SCF, developed this unique program.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. It starts in your inner colon or rectum by growing polyps, which are not always cancerous, but can be. If a polyp is larger than 1 centimeter in diameter or there are more than two growths, there is more of a chance of cancer being involved.
On December 12 – 13, Southcentral Foundation participated in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, FL. The forum hosted health care professionals from around the world, who held positions from front-line clinicians and clinical staff, to improvement professionals, senior management, and leadership.
During the summer months in Alaska, fireweed plants thrive across the state. The green plants, colored with fuchsia petals, scatter from roadsides to edges of forests, and even backyards.
Thanks to an innovative partnership between Catholic Social Services, Alaska Regional, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and SCF, increased health care and respite services are now available at Brother Francis Shelter.
Living in remote locations like rural Alaska can mean that trips for groceries, gas, and even health necessities sometimes need to be planned in advance.
Southcentral Foundation’s Learning Institute recently conducted an evaluation to judge the effectiveness of its teaching and training activities.
While conducting research for Simply Brilliant, a book about how great organizations do ordinary things in extraordinary ways, business writer and entrepreneur William C. Taylor partnered with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He asked them, “If I can visit only one health care organization in the United States, where should I go?”
The Southcentral Foundation Dental Assistant Training Program is changing!
Since its inaugural conference in 2011, Southcentral Foundation has welcomed Nuka Conference attendees from all over the world. Conference-goers have visited from 30 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, and traveled across oceans from places as far as Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, Scotland, and Singapore to learn about a system of health care shaped by Alaska Native people.