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The Value of Relationship With Health Care Providers

When a customer-owner establishes a trusting, accountable and long-term relationship with a health care provider team, it will generally lead to more positive health outcomes. Healthy relationships are at the core of SCF’s Nuka System of Care. When a relationship is established, providers are in a better position to understand symptoms, answer questions, have meaningful conversations about risks and benefits associated with treatment options and work with customers to make better health decisions. However, building a relationship is not easy and like all good things, it takes time.

Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care

Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care is the name given to SCF’s 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.

Southcentral Foundation President/CEO Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of care. Alaska Native people took ownership of our health care from the federal government and transformed the system to meet the needs and reflect the values of the Alaska Native Community. We are now a customer-owned, relationship-based system.