Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka Conference will inspire you with real-life lessons from SCF’s whole system transformation journey. SCF's Nuka System of Care is recognized as one of the world’s leading models of health care redesign.
Please join us for the Nuka Conference (June 12-16)
June 12-14, 2023 Pre-Conference Core Concepts Workshop
June 15-16, 2023 General Conference in Anchorage Alaska
Pre-Conference Core Concepts Workshop Monday-Wednesday, June 12-14, 2023
Southcentral Foundation’s Core Concepts is a three-day, intensive communication and relationship-building workshop. 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 workshop, 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. The pre-conference welcomes you into a small learning circle as an interactive participant for SCF’s three-day Core Concepts Workshop, where communication techniques and tools are taught as a foundation for building and maintaining effective relationships.
Previous Core Concepts Workshops have garnered up to 19 continued medical education (CME) hours. Most Nuka Conference attendees participate in the pre-conference. Here are some of the things you won’t want to miss:
Experience the same workshop provided for SCF employees, led by President/CEO April Kyle and SCF leadership
Discover how SCF’s Core Concepts has created common language and tools for employees to work effectively with each other
Learn the tools and communication methods SCF utilizes as a foundation for building and maintaining relationships with customer-owners
It is important that you arrive on time and plan to participate for the entire training. Failure to do so means you may be unable to participate in Core Concepts.
Core Concepts aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to share their stories. Participants arriving late, leaving early, or dropping in and out can be disruptive to this training may be asked to reschedule for a time where they can be fully present without devices, distractions and absences so you and others can best benefit from the course.
General Conference Thursday-Friday, June 15-16, 2023
The general conference presents SCF’s developed and proven best practices and lessons learned on organizational strategies and processes; integrated primary care, behavioral, and traditional practices; and supporting infrastructure. Discover new insights, learn from relevant experiences, and obtain guidance from SCF’s award-winning health care system.
Select from more than 15 sessions in the following focus areas:
Integrated primary care
Improvement and innovation
Data and information management
SCF has applied for CMEs for the General Conference.
FEES & REGISTRATION
Registration includes breakfast and lunch. Registration in the General Nuka Conference includes the Networking & Cultural Reception on Thursday, June 15.
Regular Registration (after May 12)
General Conference: $1,500
Pre-Conference and General Conference: $3,800
FOR GROUPS 10+ OR MORE, CONTACT USSCFNukaEvent@scf.cc.
FOR A SPECIAL GROUP RATE
Cancellation must be emailed to SCFNukaEvent@scf.cc. Cancellations are accepted through May 31. After May 31, the registration may be transferred to another person by requesting the change and emailing the replacement attendee’s name and contact information to SCFNukaEvent@scf.cc.
Registration closes June 5, 2023
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NETWORKING & CULTURAL RECEPTION
Registration includes a unique Networking & Cultural Reception on the evening of June 15. Southcentral Foundation is partnering with the Alaska Native Heritage Center to offer an opportunity to network with other health care professionals and to experience an introduction to many Alaska Native cultures and traditions in a business-free environment. The event is free for conference attendees and will take place at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, located at 8800 Heritage Center Drive in Anchorage. Heavy appetizers will be provided. There will also be an opportunity to purchase authentic Alaska Native art at the Heritage Center’s gift shop, with the proceeds benefiting this nonprofit educational and cultural institution.
As a special part of the evening’s entertainment, all guests are invited to participate in a Cultural Expression time as an opportunity to share a piece of their culture with attendees. In the past, we have had guests drum, sing and play instruments from their culture.
Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka Conferences are ideal for anyone interested in learning best practices from a health care system that has reduced cost, improved health outcomes, and increased customer and employee satisfaction.
Participants have included:
Direct Client / Patient Services
Board Member / Owner
Analyst / Associate
Intern / Fellow
Instructor / Educator
You should consider attending if you:
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.
Are interested in learning new skills.
Would like to network other health care organizations.
HOTEL & TRAVEL
The Nuka Conference is hosted on the Alaska Native Health Campus in our Nuka Learning & Wellness Center (4085 Tudor Centre Drive Anchorage, Alaska). For hotel options as well as more information about the conference venue, restaurant recommendations, and more, please see our Visitor's Guide.
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN HIKE / SCENIC DRIVE
*Hike and Scenic Drive may start early depending on the last session and could depart as early as 4:30PM. Please check front desk for more information.
Whether you’re in town early or participating in the Pre-Conference, you’re welcome to join us for one of these great opportunities to see beautiful Alaska on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m.
Hike up Flattop Mountain in Chugach State Park. Southcentral Foundation’s Physical Therapy & Exercise team will lead several hiking / walking options for various levels of ability and interest. Shuttles will be provided.
OR sign up for the shuttle headed along Turnagain Arm, a National Forest Scenic Byway, for dramatic views of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.
BIKE RIDE OPPORTUNITY
During lunch on Tuesday and Thursday, SCF will offer a limited number of bicycle tours starting at SCF's campus and looping through trails in Anchorage's Campbell Creek and University Lake areas.
Executive Vice President of Organizational Development and Innovation
Senior Medical Director of Quality Improvement
Executive Vice President of Specialty Health Care Services
Executive Vice President of Primary Care Services
Vice President of Primary Care
Nursing Director of Learning Institute
Director of Organizational Development
Medical Director of Behavioral Services
Senior Learning and Development Advisor
Director of Operations
Director of Data Services
Learning and Development Advisor
Where should I stay / book a hotel? For information regarding your visit, including hotel, restaurant, and activities recommendations, please view our Visitor’s Guide available here: Visitor's Guide
What is included with registration? Will meals be provided? Registration includes breakfast and lunch on all days of the conference (June 14-16, 2023). If you have special dietary needs, please indicate them in registration or email us at SCFNukaEvent@scf.cc.
What is the refund policy for conference registration cancellations? Cancellation must be emailed to SCFNukaEvent@scf.cc. Cancellations are accepted through May 31. After May 31, the registration may be transferred to another person by requesting the change and emailing the replacement attendee’s name and contact information to SCFNukaEvent@scf.cc.
Will I have access to presentation PowerPoints / materials? Your registration also includes the presentation slides and materials. You will receive an email that directs you to a site to download the materials.
I need a Visa to travel. Can you provide a letter of invitation? Once your registration is paid, please contact us at SCFNukaEvent@scf.cc or at (907) 729-6852 to request an invitation letter.
When should I arrive at the conference? For the pre-conference, registration and networking breakfast is 7-8 a.m. If you do not plan to attend breakfast, please complete registration by 7:30 a.m.
For the general conference, registration and networking breakfast is 7:30-8:30 a.m. If you do not plan to attend breakfast, please complete registration by 8:15 a.m.
What is the recommended attire for the conference? Attire is casual. Temperatures in the meeting rooms may be cool.
Will wireless Internet available at the conference? Yes. Wireless is available at the conference location.
What are the parking options at the conference? Parking is available at the conference location, including a nearby garage. All parking is free.
Commitment to Health & Safety
Out of care for the safety and well-being of customer-owners, visitors, and employees, Southcentral Foundation requires all students, residents, externs and Learning Institute visitors to have completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to arriving on campus. We appreciate your understanding and willingness to help keep the community safe!
The keynote room, breakout rooms and other spaces will be set up to allow plenty of space between tables and chairs.
Masks, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer will be available in gathering areas.
Hand-sanitizer stations will be plentiful throughout the common areas.
Doors, tables, chairs, and other touch points will be cleaned and sanitized before guests arrive and throughout the conference. Disinfecting wipes will also be placed throughout the meeting space.