Southcentral Foundation President/CEO Welcome

Katherine Gottlieb

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.

Today, the Nuka System of Care goes beyond treating illness and is encompassed in our vision of “A Native Community that enjoys physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.” Customer-owners form strong, long-term relationships with their care providers and it has improved wellness dramatically.

I am pleased to present this blog, which will share the work Alaska Native people are doing to transform health care worldwide. We hope it will provide opportunities for organizations like yours to connect in an ongoing environment of sharing and discussing the care practices that have make Nuka successful.

– Southcentral Foundation President/CEO Dr. Katherine Gottlieb