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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Everyone was welcome at the 10th Annual Tribal Celebration. Chickaloon and Knik Tribes hosted 629 attendees at the Palmer State Fairgrounds on June 9.

Designed to develop leadership skills in Alaska Native and American Indian youth 14 – 19 years old, SCF’s RAISE program offers three separate sessions per year: summer, winter, and graduate programs.