Southcentral Foundation will be hosting the 9th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference at the Nuka Learning and Wellness Center from June 17 to 21. SCF looks forward to the annual conference, as it provides the opportunity to share the story of the Nuka System of Care, which was designed and built by Alaska Native people.
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.
Establishment of SCF’s Nuka System of Care involved a wide variety of changes; however, there are two primary elements that emerged: customer-ownership and relationships. Customer-ownership represents a paradigm shift in the way SCF approaches health care.
Health care organizations from several regions in New Zealand have worked closely with Southcentral Foundation for more than 15 years. Similarities in health disparities in Maori and Alaska Native communities, and a shared desire to redesign health care, are the foundations for the ongoing partnership.
SCF hosted the 8th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference in June on SCF’s campus in Anchorage.
SCF congratulates Senior Medical Director of Quality Assurance Dr. Donna Galbreath on receiving the Alaska Federation of Natives’ President’s Award!
From June 18 – 22, Southcentral Foundation will host the 8th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference. The conference provides SCF the opportunity to share the successes of our customer-owner driven health care system.
Have you ever wondered why some individuals and groups of people have exceptional health outcomes while others experience a higher burden of disease? Why might two individuals with the same injury, undergoing the same surgery, have markedly different recoveries? One leading theory is that an individual, family, or community’s social determinants of health (SDOH) may play a key role.
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.
While visiting New Zealand to exchange best practices and share the Nuka System of Care with local indigenous tribes, Southcentral Foundation President/CEO Dr. Katherine Gottlieb and the SCF delegation were honored with a traditional haka by the Tainui Māori people.