Dr. Terry Simpson honored by the National Indian Health Board. Southcentral Foundation (SCF) Board Member Dr. Terry Simpson has been recognized by the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for his commitment and his impact on improving health care. These prestigious awards are presented to individuals who have improved Alaska Native and American Indian health.

Dr. Terry Simpson received the Regional Impact Awards at NIHB’s 30th Annual Consumer Conference in Traverse City, Michigan. Dr. Simpson’s contributions to Alaska Native and American Indian health care have been in the areas of health education and health systems governance. He maintains a blog that focuses on healthy lifestyles and has authored numerous books to help others on their journey to wellness.

He champions the importance of a healthy diet and the health benefits of traditional Alaska Native subsistence foods such as wild game, fish, berries and root vegetables. As a customer owner, Dr. Terry Simpson has been proud to share that the SCF Nuka System of Care is, “the greatest health care system in the world.” He has also been helping SCF share its story so that other organizations interested in improving their health systems can learn from what he considers to be the best.

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