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SCF Shares Nuka System of Care in New Zealand

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.

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Nationally Certified Medical Assistant Tawnya Luppino Returns to Southcentral Foundation

Former Southcentral Foundation RAISE intern Tawnya Luppino worked for SCF in 1995. Back then, SCF didn’t have a formal internship program — in place was a pilot project to help students learn about career opportunities. Luppino learned to file documents and prepare for employee and board meetings.

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Expanding Services to Bring Quality Health and Wellness

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. She listened to my story, and gently encouraged me to attend a Beauty for Ashes training,” recalls Elsie Sampson.

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A Smoke-Free Lifestyle Leads to Improved Health

E-cigarettes do not help with quitting tobacco. The CDC reported that people who use e-cigarettes to try and quit end up using both e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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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.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Join Anchorage Health Education and celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month with Teal Seal Fridays, every Friday in January, held in the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center lobby

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Nurse Consult Clinic at the Elder Program

Every Tuesday Elders have the opportunity to use the Nurse Consult Clinic at the SCF Elder Program where they can have their symptoms triaged, get referrals to other clinics, or get their numbers checked; which includes temperature, blood pressure, and weight, with blood glucose coming soon.

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Customer-Owners and the SCF Needs Assessment

Customer-owners said, “we need more dental services.” 65,000 customer-owners and SCF completed and built a new five-story building which houses two stories dedicated to children and more dental services.

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Raising Awareness on Suicide Prevention

Southcentral Foundation Denaa Yeets’ hosted the Our Breath of Life Fair in the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center lobby to show awareness for National Suicide Prevention Month during the week of Sept. 10 – 14.

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Hundreds Attend the Elder Fall Potluck

The Elder Fall Potluck was held at the ChangePoint Church. Elders from all over the city attended the annual event to share food, win prizes, and enjoy live music.