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Southcentral Foundation Continues to Break the Silence on Child Abuse and Sexual Assault

Each spring, Southcentral Foundation highlights the work of the Family Wellness Warriors Initiative, a program established by President/CEO Katherine Gottlieb in 1999. One of FWWI’s aims is to end to child abuse and child sexual assault in this generation.

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Positive Relationships Reduce Teen Dating Violence

Did you know about 1.5 million high school students nationwide are victims of relationship abuse? According to loveisrespect.org, one in 10 high school students have been abused by their dating partner within the last year.

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It’s Official, Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Program Certified

On Jan. 1, the Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Program became a designated cleft palate team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association; the ANMC program is the only one in the state to receive this designation.

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SCF Introduces Inaugural Partnership Award

A journey is seldom walked alone, and some of the most challenging accomplishments are achieved in collaboration. Southcentral Foundation will honor these accomplishments at the 22nd Annual Gathering with the new SCF Partnership Award.

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The High Price of Heart Disease

This February SCF will help spread awareness on the high price of heart disease while celebrating American Heart Month. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. For people of American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent, heart disease is second only to cancer.

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Traditional Names Used in the Iliamna Lake Region

More than 20 Elders from five Iliamna Lake communities participated in the Iliamna Lake Place Names Workshop at the Newhalen Teen Center in May 2018.

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Elder Program Remodel and Expansion Scheduled January through July

In the 2018 SCF Needs Assessment, respondents were provided with lists of health needs and asked to rank health priorities. Within the general wellness category Elders specifically identified the priorities of supporting healthy lifestyles, building behavioral and emotional health, and fostering healthy relationships with families and communities as their top needs — SCF listened.

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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.