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Improving Blood Pressure Management Among Alaska Native People

Southcentral Foundation is one of three sites in the United States conducting research for cardiovascular studies, which are part of the Native-Controlling Hypertension and Risk through Technology (Native-CHART) grant.

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Bristol Bay Native Corporation Invests in Future Employees Through SCF Training

Part of Southcentral Foundation’s role as a two-time Baldrige Award winning organization is to share its best practices with other companies. SCF’s award winning Administrative Support Training Program was designed over 15 years ago to provide administrative support employees skills that go beyond standard practices and cultivate mental models that help them become successful future leaders.

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The 9th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference

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.

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Harvard Medical Students Learn SCF’s Approach to Health Care

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.

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Segura Recognized as a Leader of Alaska Native and American Indian Health

Southcentral Foundation’s Board of Directors Chairman James Segura received the National Indian Health Board Public Health Innovation Award this spring. The award honors individuals, Tribes, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved Alaska Native and American Indian public health.

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The Rising Costs of Medications

News reports are full of stories about rising costs of prescription drugs these days. Last month Southcentral Foundation reported that prices overall increased by about 10-11% annually. Medications that were once affordable are procured by drug companies and have skyrocketed in cost. In some cases, producers are bought by investors who then drive up cost dramatically, taking advantage of the critical need for that medication and the fact that no one else produces it.

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I’m a Customer-Owner, What Does That Mean?

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.

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Celebrating Sobriety

April is Alcohol Awareness Month; created by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. The observance helps to increase outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol.

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Fit, Fun, and Fabulous Elders

Supporting the health and wellness of Elders is important to Southcentral Foundation. To ensure there are many opportunities available to Elders, each clinic does their part in providing services that focus on Elder fitness and wellness. One example is the Elder activities offered in Wasilla and Sutton that focus on fitness and overall health.

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New Services Introduced at Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center

Wasilla is one of the fastest growing communities in Alaska. Along with that growth comes an increasing need for medical services. To help address this fact Southcentral Foundation built the Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center which has been providing services to the area’s Alaska Native community since 2012.