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t’s a special time of year — where thousands of Alaskans gather to meet up with friends, learn about issues affecting their families, and hear from those making a positive impact in the Alaska Native Community.

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.

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.

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

Born in the village of Mayo in the Yukon region of Canada, Natalee Kline was raised in Mayo, Juneau, and the Hawaiian island of Kauai, before moving to Anchorage in 1989.

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.

Just 40 air miles southwest of Anchorage, situated along the west bank of the Cook Inlet, sits the Native Village of Tyonek. In February, the village held a Return of the Light community gathering and invited Southcentral Foundation to join in the celebration.