"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:

July

Event:

Transformation Center's Clinical Innovation Fellows' Opening Meeting

Topic: Building a community-driven system of care
Location: Portland, OR
Dates: July 24-25, 2014

August

Event:

The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality & Safety

Topic: Nuka System of Care – It's all about RELATIONSHIPS
Location: Vancouver, BC
Dates: August 6-8, 2014

September

Event:

Asia-Pacific's Premier Healthcare Conference

Topic: Nuka System of Care
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Dates: September 1-3

Event:

Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress Annual Conference

Topic: Nuka System of Care – Rethinking health care
Location: Singapore
Dates: September 25-26

Event:

26th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

Topic: Nuka System of Care
Location: Orlando, FL
Dates: December 7-10

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For additional information:

Southcentral Foundation
Erica Srisaneha, Nuka Institute Coordinator
4175 Tudor Centre Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
SCFNukaInstitute@scf.cc