Virtual Nuka Conference

For more than ten years, Southcentral Foundation has hosted hundreds of health care executives, directors, direct-care providers, and more to a Nuka System of Care Conference on our campus in Anchorage, Alaska. Now you can join us online for not only the Virtual Nuka Conference, but also several other opportunities!

Southcentral Foundation’s summer line-up of events includes:

  • A three-day Virtual Nuka Conference (June 14-16) featuring live plenaries and 90-minute sessions with SCF subject matter experts on a variety of topics.
  • A two-day Introduction to Core Concepts (June 17-18) on communication and relationship-building skills.
  • An Integrated Care Team Webinar (June 21-24) that runs over four half-day sessions on improving team efficiency, satisfaction, and the customer experience.

General Conference:

  • $499

Summer Line-Up Package Deals:

  • Virtual Nuka Conference + Introduction to Core Concepts = $1,099
  • Virtual Nuka Conference + Integrated Care Team Webinar = $1,099
  • Virtual Nuka Conference + Introduction to Core Concepts + Integrated Care Team Webinar = $1,899

General Conference Agenda

8-9 am AKDT

Noon-1 pm EST

6-7 am +1 NZ

Tech Test Session [Optional]

Opportunity for participants to test their audio/video beforehand

9-10:30 am AKDT

1-2:30 pm EST

7-8:30 am +1 NZ

Opening and Nuka System of Care Overview

April Kyle

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how Alaska Native people took ownership of their health care
  •  Learn Southcentral Foundation’s organizational history
  • Review lessons learned in SCF’s story of transformation
  • Relate the importance of traditional cultural values as part of a successful health care model
30-minute break
11 am-12:30 pm AKDT

3-4:30 pm EST

9-10:30 am +1 NZ

Powerful Primary Care Approach

April Kyle, Doug Eby

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe different workflow models and their impact on care delivery
  • Illustrate different integrated care team roles and their contributions
  • Review health and performance indicators for integrated care teams
Creating a Culture of Improvement

Sharon Fenn, Darci Nevzuroff

Learning Objectives:

  • Define improvement culture
  •  Describe the organizational structure for improvement as part of the Nuka System of Care
  • Determine ways that accessing the voice of the customer helps in the improvement cycle
30-minute break
1-2:30 pm AKDT

5-6:30 pm EST

11 am-12:30 pm NZ +1

Workforce Development and Human Resources Best Practices

Karen McIntire, Kristi Brenock-Leduc, Barb Sappah

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine SCF’s learning and development philosophy
  • Summarize how workforce competencies drive performance management in alignment with SCF’s Nuka System of Care
  • Describe the Nuka System of Care’s method for performance management
Introduction to Behavioral Health Care Integration

Sara Switzer, Amanda Kookesh, Jackie Ballou

Learning Objectives:

  • Define behavioral health integration
  • Explore existing models of integration
  • Describe behavioral health integration at SCF and where it is implemented in our system
  • Explain brief intervention
  • Explore the common clinical issues addressed, and the standard screening tools used
9-10:30 am AKDT

1-2:30 pm EST

7-8:30 am +1 NZ

LIVE Tour of SCF’s Anchorage Native Primary Care Center

Doug Eby

Learning Objectives:

  •  Describe how the Nuka System of Care’s philosophy is infused in outstanding facility design
  • Define how the beautiful facilities contribute to Alaska Native pride, honor, dignity, and self-confidence
  • Relate facility design to effective clinical interactions
30-minute break
11 am-12:30 pm AKDT

3-4:30 pm EST

9-10:30 am +1 NZ

Rural Health Care and Telemedicine Best Practices

Abby DeBonis, Michelle Baker

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore SCF’s strategy in delivering care to customer-owners in rural communities
  • Examine the role of SCF’s rural community health care program
  • Summarize how SCF uses innovative methods, such as tele-pharmacy and tele-behavioral health, in providing real-time care in remote areas
Advanced Behavioral Health Care Implementation and Applications

Melissa Merrick, Troy Wolcoff, Roger Fox

Learning Objectives:

  • Review of behavioral health integration (BHI) clinical work
  • Explore Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs) clinical assessment tools
  • Provide overview of hiring, training, and leadership of BHCs
  • Discuss financial structure of BHI services
  •  Describe expansion of BHI services, including integrated psychiatry
  • Describe expanding BHI services to non-primary care settings
30-minute break
1-2:30 pm AKDT

5-6:30 pm EST

11am-12:30 pm NZ +1

Effective Data Management for Improvement  

Steve Tierney, David Fenn, Mike Hirst

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine SCF’s journey toward data management
  •  Describe the Nuka System of Care approach and deployment of data management
  •  Explore SCF’s Data Mall
  • Review SCF’s clinical and operational data pantries for end user workforce support
Identifying and Addressing Trauma and its Impacts on Health Through Cultural Strategies

Bobbi Outten, TBD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how services aimed at addressing root causes helps heal trauma and leads to improved health outcomes
  • Explore how learning circles help participants connect with topics such as anger, recovery, responding, disappointment, shame, and relational style
  •  Explore the impact of implementing the use of peer leaders and modeling rather than clinical hierarchy in addressing issues of trauma
  • Identify how emphasis on culture and spirituality and building on the strengths of the Native community can help those impacted by trauma
9-10:30 am AKDT

1-2:30 pm EST

7-8:30 am +1 NZ

SCF Strong: Supporting Workforce Well-Being and Building Resiliency Before, During, and After COVID-19

Karen McIntire, Olivia Lorenzo, Kristi Brenock-Leduc

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship-based approach to organizational development at SCF
  • Discuss the impact of change caused by COVID-19 on the workforce
  • Identify the elements and best practices used to foster workforce well-being at SCF
  • Describe strategies used to build resiliency in the workforce
Nuka Strategic Planning Process

Sharon Fenn, Sherrilyn Westdahl

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the Nuka System of Care approach to strategic planning
  •  Explain the specific planning steps and tools applied
  •  Review how planning aligns with other processes
30-minute break
11-12:30 pm AKDT

3-4:30 pm EST

9-10:30 am +1 NZ

Integrated Care Team Optimization

Rona Johnson, Steve Tierney

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe SCF’s process for optimizing integrated primary care teams
  • Analyze the ways in which SCF offers organizational support to help integrated care teams work better with customers
  • Identify the positive results SCF has achieved through its use of integrated care teams
Managing Change and Innovation

Karen McIntire, Michelle Tierney

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the tools and systems SCF uses to facilitate change
  • Review change management principles
  • Learn how to support staff during times of change
30-minute break
1-2:30 pm AKDT

5-6:30 pm EST

11 am-12:30 pm NZ +1

Closing Sharing Circle

ADDITIONAL SUMMER EVENTS

Introduction to Core Concepts

June 17-18, 2021

Introduction to Core Concepts is a two-day virtual introductory training that makes use of principles from SCF’s internal Core Concepts training to teach communication and relationship-building skills. The lessons in Introduction to Core Concepts are derived from Alaska Native values of sharing story and listening to others share theirs, and have helped bring SCF’s system of relationship-based care to national and international recognition for high quality health care. In this training, you will recognize the importance of relationships and personal connection within SCF’s Nuka System of Care, demonstrate how to share and respond to story, and create an environment for improved communication and relationships through shared vision.

This training focuses on building relationships and practicing communication tools in small groups. It is important for attendees to plan on sharing video during the training and to participate in the full two days.

Add Introduction to Core Concepts

Registration $999
$799 for groups of 5 or more

contact SCFNukaEvent@scf.cc  or
907-729-6852 to schedule a group

Introduction to Core Concepts Agenda

8 – 8:30 a.m.Welcome and Introduction
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.Overview of Training and Process
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.Break
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Purpose and Context
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.Sharing Story and Responding
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Lunch Break
12:45 – 1 p.m.Wellness Activity
1 – 1:30 p.m.Model Story
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.Break
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.Practice Responding to Story
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Tying it all together
8 – 8:30 a.m.Welcome
8:30 – 9 a.m.Model Story
9 – 9:15 a.m.Break
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.Preparation for Sharing One’s Story
9:30 a.m. – NoonSharing Stories
Noon – 1 p.m.Lunch Break
1 – 1:15 p.m.Wellness Activity
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.Personal Vision and Creative Tension
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.Tying It All Together

Integrated Care Team Webinar

June 21-24, 2021

In SCF’s Integrated Care Team Webinar you will explore the systems and protocols SCF has developed to create effective partnerships and integrate services; practice skills needed to improve team efficiency, satisfaction, and the customer experience through interactive, subject matter expert-led panels and sessions; and view a virtual tour of SCF’s clinical and team-based spaces. The webinar includes sessions covering integrated care teams, behavioral health integration, and operations.

Add ICT Webinar

Registration $999
$799 for groups of 5 or more

contact SCFNukaEvent@scf.cc  or
907-729-6852 to schedule a group

Integrated Care Team Webinar Agenda

Time:Topic:Learning Objective/s: (You will be able to)Min.
8 – 8:15 a.m. AKSTWelcome & Check-In

– Check Zoom connections

15
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. AKTSouthcentral Foundation Nuka System of Care Overview

 

  • Define the governing principles of SCF and how they connect with the patient-centered integrated care teams.
  • Understand the vision, mission, operational principles, and goals of SCF.
60
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. AKTBreak15
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. AKTDrive to Change
  • Examine current clinic flow and level of clinical discipline collaboration
  • Evaluate the organizations strengths and opportunities for improvement
60
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. AKTBreak15
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. AKTChange Management
  • Discuss the impact of change on clinical practice management.
  • Demonstrate aspects of communication needed to foster professional leadership.
  • Explain the multiple levels of resistance and identify how it presents within the health care system.
60
11:45 – noon AKTCheck-out15
Optional PresenterTopic:Learning Objective/s: (You will be able to)Min.
8 – 8:15 a.m. AKTCheck -in15
8:15 – 9 a.m. AKTHistory of the Integrated Care Team
  • Identify the primary disciplines collaborating within the core integrated care team.
  • Understand how an integrated care team impacts its patients.
45
9 – 9:15 a.m. AKTBreak15
9:15 – 10 a.m. AKTRoles and responsibilities within SCF’s Nuka System of Care Part 1
  • Describe the basic elements and best practices used for patient-centered care within an integrated care team
45
10 – 10:30 a.m. AKTICT ACTIVITY (ICT Team Videos and Debriefs)30
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. AKTBreak15
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. AKTRoles and responsibilities within SCF’s Nuka System of Care Part 2
  • Evaluate resource utilization within the integrated care team.
45
11:30 – 11:45 p.m. AKTCheck-out15
Optional PresenterTopic:Learning Objective/s: (You will be able to)Min.
8 – 8:15 a.m. AKTCheck-in15
8:15 – 9 a.m. AKTHistory of Behavioral Health Integration at Southcentral Foundation Part 1

 

  • Describe the strategies used to integrate behavioral health services into the primary care setting.
  • Identify solutions to integrate behavioral health into health care organizations.
45
9 – 9:15 a.m. AKTBreak15
9:15 – 10 a.m. AKTHistory of Behavioral Health Integration at Southcentral Foundation Part 2
  • Explore clinical areas addressed by behavioral health consultant support.
  • Evaluate the impact to workflow by utilization of integrated support services.
45
10 – 10:15 a.m. AKTBreak15
10:15 – 11 a.m. AKT5Dynamcis Part 1Review Energy Styles and Individual Assessment Maps45
11 – 11:15 p.m. AKTBreak15
11:15 – noon AKT5Dynamcis Part 2Personal Toolbox and Check-out45
noon– 12:15 p.m. AKTCheck-out
Optional PresenterTopic:Learning Objective/s: The Learner will or will be able to;Min.
8 – 8:15 a.m. AKTCheck-in15
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. AKTICT Panel:
  • Q&A
  • (optional breakout into Discipline specific zoom sessions)
60
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. AKTBreak15
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. AKTOperations and logistics
  • Recognize SCFs operational best practices supporting the Nuka System of Care.
  • Identify how Data Services and Information Technology are utilized by executive leadership.
  • Analyze examples of system-wide changes including facilities design, telehealth, teleworking.
45
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. AKTBreak15
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. AKTImplementation strategies and Next Steps

 

  • Recognize current opportunities for clinical discipline integration and collaboration.
  • Describe strategies to implement the Nuka System of Care best practice recommendations.
45
11:15 – 11:35 p.m. AKTQuestions and Close OutLI PowerPoint20

YOU SHOULD CONSIDER ATTENDING IF YOU:

  • Are interested in learning new skills
  • Would like to network with other health care organizations
  • Are seeking proven solutions, best practices and tools to address challenging organizational issues in this rapidly changing industry
  • Would like to see a vision for the future of health care

PARTICIPANTS HAVE INCLUDED:

  • Executive Leadership
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Direct Clients / Patient Services
  • Specialists
  • Board Members / Owners
  • Coordinators
  • Consultants
  • Analysts / Associates
  • Administrative Support
  • Interns / Fellows
  • Instructors / Educators