Parents Help Children Make Healthy Relationship Choices

A recent survey revealed that 9 out of 10 teens would consider postponing sexual activity and avoid pregnancy if they had open and honest conversations with their parents. The research further showed that parents influence a thirty-eight percent of teen’s...

What is a Healthy Portion?

Food portions are larger than ever these days—usually much more than we need. Choose your starting portion size by relating food to everyday items. Meat or Fish: A serving of meat, fish, or poultry is equal to a deck of cards. Fruits & Veggies: A serving of fruit...

5 Steps to Help Prevent Suicide

Many factors push a person to end their life but most individuals who consider suicide do not want to die. They just do not know how to cope with the stress and pain they are going through. If you are carrying a heavy burden on your shoulders but don’t know how...

Labor Day Weekend Office Hours

SCHC wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! Both Sunshine Community Health Center locations will be closed on Saturday, September 5th and Monday, September 7th and will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th at 9:00 AM. Please call 911 in the event of an emergency....

Photo Scavenger Hunt for National Health Center Week

The Scavenger Hunt is extended until August 31st. Everyone has plenty of time to get their photos submitted as entries to win prizes!!! As part of this year’s National Health Center Week, we’d like to challenge you to find examples in our communities of things you...

Safe and Open to Serve You

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to change our daily routines, our communities did the job they were asked to do – stay home and stay safe. We know how hard this was but we are confident your efforts make a tremendous, positive difference in the health of our...

Vaccines and Immunization – A Brief Overview

News about the measles arrival in Alaska last July and outbreaks in other parts of the United States remind us of the importance of immunizations and vaccinations. Measles is contagious and can be deadly. However, it is preventable with the MMR vaccine. What is the...

Three Signs That Indicate Your Child May Have Vision Problems

As children grow from year to year, so does their vision. During childhood there may be obvious signs where parents can tell that their child has vision problems; symptoms such as squinting, holding a book very close to their face, or complain about blurry vision....

Back to School Family Clinic Month

Getting ready for the school year to start can be a busy time with a long to-do list. Sunshine wants to make it easier for you to get it all done. We are hosting Back to School Family Clinic Month in both the Talkeetna and Willow offices.  Pick up a free backpack with...