Entries by Matt Doogan

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A Primary Care-Focused Approach to Pain Treatment

Southcentral Foundation has come up with an approach to pain treatment that takes advantage of SCF’s system of integrated care and uses traditional Alaska Native values to support customer-owners, with an emphasis on early recognition of the diagnosis and interdisciplinary treatment to avoid development of complex chronic pain syndromes and addiction to opioids.

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What Healthcare Measurement and Improvement Has Become, And What it Could Be

Medicine used to be a discipline for heroes. Doctors and nurses were these heroic self-sacrificing figures who went without food, sleep, personal comforts and any hope of a normal work-life balance. They dedicated their lives (and often unwittingly their families’ lives) to the service and sacrifice of the practice of medicine. They were pillars of the communities they lived in, respected for the work they did. Then came “healthcare.”

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10 Steps to Create Effective Health Marketing Campaigns

At SCF, health care is more than just what is provided at visits to physicians. SCF is always working with customer-owners to help them achieve overall wellness; this is a vital part of SCF’s Nuka System of Care. In addition to working with customer-owners on an individual level, SCF works with the community to achieve better health as well. One method SCF employs to do this is health marketing.

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Upcoming Trainings at Southcentral Foundation

Southcentral Foundation is hosting training opportunities in late October. Come to SCF’s campus in Anchorage, Alaska and learn from subject matter experts who work in SCF’s Malcolm Baldrige award-winning Nuka System of Care. SCF is hosting two trainings from October 24-26: Behavioral Health Integration and Integrated Primary Care Team.