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Beauty for Ashes: A Story of Healing in the Northwest Region

It was 2013 in Noorvik and tears streamed down her face. Feeling alone and facing countless struggles, she thought long and hard about what she could do next, that’s when her phone rang. “It was my longtime friend, calling to see how I was.

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Learn About Some of the Partners Who Help Make it all Happen at SCF

Southcentral Foundation would like to thank some of the funders, whose contributions allow SCF to offer new, expanded, culturally-appropriate programs that support whole-person care, and services to customer-owners. Currently, SCF receives grants from more than 50 organizations.

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Important Facts to Know About Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It is a condition that can affect people of all ages; however, it is more common in adults over the age of 50 or adults who are experiencing conditions that weaken the immune system.

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SCF Soldier’s Heart Makes Positive Difference for Veteran and First Responder Alexandria Nunez

Like her sister, family, and many Alaska Native people, Alexandria Nunez served as a first responder in her hometown of Newhalen and served our country in the military.

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Learn About the Benefits of Breastfeeding

From the first moment you find out you’re going to become a parent, to the nine short months to birth, you do a lot of planning. You can have fun picking names, deciding how to decorate the nursery, planning a baby shower, and much more.

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Cook Inlet Native Head Start Celebrates Opening of Culturally Inspired Playground

The laughter of happy children filled the air as Cook Inlet Native Head Start celebrated the opening of its new playground in September.

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Alaska Gets Animated: Molly of Denali

The first animated children series to feature an Alaska Native lead character will debut nationwide on PBS, the number one educational media brand for kids, in the summer of 2019.

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The Alaska Native Health Campus Receives Annual Blessing

Each year, Southcentral Foundation holds a motorcycle prayer walk. On Sept. 4 SCF leadership, employees, customer-owners, and community members attended the fourth annual prayer walk on the Alaska Native Health Campus.

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Bringing Awareness to Women’s Health

Ashley Schroeder is a health educator at Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center. Women’s health is a passion for her and a subject close to her heart.

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Traditional Inuit Tattooing Reclaiming Culture, one Skin-Stitch at a Time

Sarah Whalen-Lunn, CIRI shareholder and SCF customer-owner, trained in traditional Inuit tattooing with the Tupik Mi group. Sarah’s style of tattooing is a fusion of old and new. She often shares her work on social media, and some of her most popular tattoos feature current subject matter.