The 9th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference

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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. The Nuka System of Care represents the success of not just an organization, but an entire community; a success that is helping other organizations transform their health care systems and provide improved care to the people they serve.

In 2018, the conference was attended by health care professionals from around the globe. This year is no different; attendees are traveling from throughout the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand.

The conference will offer sessions covering many different aspects of care delivery including: relationship-based care, integrated care teams, behavioral health integration, improvement and innovation, the Family Wellness Warriors Initiative, data collection and usage, human resource practices, community engagement, and more. The conference will be preceded by a session of SCF’s Core Concepts training, which teaches participants the communication and relationship-building skills SCF employees use to deliver the relationship-based care for which the Nuka System of Care is known for. The conference also includes a cultural reception at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, where attendees can learn about and experience the rich culture of Alaska Native people and share stories from their own cultures.

This year, the conference will feature keynote speeches from SCF President/CEO Katherine Gottlieb and Institute for Healthcare Improvement President/CEO Derek Feeley. Prior to joining IHI, Mr. Feeley served as director general for Health and Social Care in the Scottish government and chief executive of the National Health Service in Scotland. During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from Mr. Feeley’s considerable expertise in health care innovation.

SCF is once again looking forward to hosting health care professionals from around the world and sharing the story of the Nuka System of Care. Through continued collaboration and the sharing of best practices, SCF hopes attendees will take home valuable lessons from the system of care designed and built by Alaska Native people. Together, we can continue to improve the delivery of health care for everyone.

by Matt Doogan

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