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Nuka System of Care is a name given to the whole health care system created, managed and owned by Alaska Native people to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.


The core of this book is an ethnographic study of the Whapmagoostui Cree and their particular concept of "health" (miyupimaatisiiun or "being alive well").


Vivir Bien is a Spanish word that refers to the way of life of indigenous peoples in South America. The Aymara people call it sumaqamaña, the Quechua, sumakkawsay, the Peruvian Amazon, Kametsa Asaiki and the Guaraní, ñandereko. It can also be translated as “living well,” “good life,” "knowing how to live,” “inclusive life,” “sweet life,” among others.






  • National Health Service Route Map for Sustainable Health By its nature, the NHS must be sustainable – we must meet the needs of our patients today, while ensuring we have a service fit for tomorrow and beyond. At a time when we are driving forward significant change to improve outcomes and meet the financial and practical challenges of increasing demand for our services, we have the opportunity to create a truly sustainable NHS. This is not limited to financial sustainability, but must focus too on social and environmental sustainability, so that the NHS of the future remains in the best possible position to improve quality and to limit its impact on the environment within which it works.



  • A Sense of Priorities for the Healthcare Commons Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH, Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD Abstract: Limited resources make it impossible to deliver all healthcare services to all people. Therefore, it is vital for the nation to adopt rational methods for setting priorities. The work of the National Commission on Prevention Priorities takes such an approach in ranking the relative importance of effective preventive services, and it carries important implications for policymakers, clinicians, and patients. The crisis facing health care requires society to function as a community to use limited resources in ways that maximize the public good. (Am J Prev Med 2006;31(1):99–102) © 2006 American Journal of Preventive Medicine