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"I think it's the leading example of health care redesign in the nation, maybe the world."

Don Berwick, Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

"A health care system owned and managed by Alaska's Native people has achieved astonishing results in improving the health of its enrollees while cutting the costs of treating them."

The New York Times

"This is organizational vision and leadership at its very best ... to achieve whole population health excellence for your customer-owners."

Dave Ford, Former CEO, CareOregon


Southcentral Foundation's Nuka System of Care

Southcentral Foundation's "Nuka System of Care" is a name given to the whole health care system created, managed, and owned by Alaska Native people to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.

Nuka is an Alaska Native word used for strong, giant structures and living things.

The relationship-based Nuka System of Care is comprised of organizational strategies and processes; medical, behavioral, dental and traditional practices; and supporting infrastructure that work together - in relationship - to support wellness. By putting relationships at the forefront of what we do and how we do it, the Nuka System will continue to develop and improve for future generations.

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Nuka System of Care Speaking Engagements

Southcentral Foundation is asked to present on the Nuka System of Care for a variety of organizations and at events and conferences. Here are some upcoming events:

March 2015

Event: Nuka System of Care Hawaii Conference
Topic: Beyond Primary Care
Location: Honolulu, HI
Date: March 5

Event: South by Southwest
Topic: Story-Driven Health: Alaska’s Race to Wellness
Location: Austin, TX
Dates: March 13-17

Event: 16th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community
Location: Dallas, TX
Dates: March 15-17

Event: 2015 PDC Summit
Location: San Antonio, TX
Dates: March 15-18

Event: 6th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health
Topic: Resilience: Our ancestor’s legacy, our children’s strength
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Dates: March 20-22

Event: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
Topic: Nuka System of Care case studies
Location: Boston, MA
Dates: March 23-24

Event: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
Dates: March 26-27

May 2015

Event: First Nations Health Authority
Topic: Primary care innovation
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Dates: May 5-7

June 2015

Event: 5th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference
Topic: Nuka System of Care
Location: Anchorage, AK
Dates: June 15-19

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For additional information:

Southcentral Foundation Nuka Institute
Erica Srisaneha, Manager of Nuka Teaching
4105 Tudor Centre Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
SCFNukaInstitute@scf.cc