11/18 Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation 4th Annual Meeting and Community Service Award @ Church of the Crossroads
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please join us to recognize the outstanding work of Kōkua Mau and the presentation of the 2018 Mitsuo Aoki Community Service Award to Jeannette Kojane, Kōkua Mau’s own Executive Director.

11:30-12:00 Registration

12:00-12:15 Welcome and Prayer

12:16-12:30 2018 Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation Community Service Award

12:31-1:00 Buffet Luncheon

1:01-2:00 Panel Discussion: Our Care Our Choice

2:00-2:30 Q & A



Dr. Aoki’s work focused on holistic healing and end-of-life care. With that in mind, the Panel Discussion “Our Care, Our Choice” will explore how this new state law will allow individuals who are terminally ill, under specific circumstances, to request medications which will give them the choice to die on their own terms.

Our Care, Our Choice Panelists:

  • Sister Joan Chatfield, M.M., Ph.D., Moderator:
  • Jeannette Kojane, M.P.H., Executive Director, Kōkua Mau
  • Rae Seitz, M.D., Palliative Care Physician
  • Clarence Liu, M.A., M.Div., Hospice Chaplain
  • Alan Gamble, D.C.S.W., L.C.S.W.

The buffet luncheon will be sponsored by the Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation.

For details about the panelist please visit our website or download the flyer.

11/29 Kōkua Mau Monthly Meeting @ Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

November 29 we will have an interesting hands-on presentation about TFT or Thought Filed Therapy by Dr. Caroline Sakai. We hope you can join us for this special presentation.

Caroline E. Sakai, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice, who was formerly chief psychologist at Kaiser Hawaii Behavioral Health Services. She’s deployed on trauma relief missions to New Orleans and Rwanda. She has published articles on Thought Field Therapy, EMDR, and domestic violence, and her book “Overcoming Adversity: How Energy Tapping Transforms Your Life’s Worst Experiences – A Primer for Posttraumatic Growth”. See her website at

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is the original energy tapping methodology developed by clinical psychologist Roger Callahan. It is a self-treatment that utilizes the acupoints used in acupuncture and acupressure. TFT has been used effectively with posttraumatic stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, chronic pain, phobias and many other conditions and symptoms. It can be done by tapping or massaging the acupoints, and can be also be done by mentally focusing on the points once the treatment protocols are mastered. It is beneficial for practitioners who do the treatment on themselves while the client does the treatment on themselves, and both experience the benefits. Caretakers can do the treatments as bilateral massage of the acupoints on the patient. TFT protocols can be adapted for very young children, people with cognitive or other serious challenges, as well as infants and animals.

While there are various levels of treatment, the basics can be learned readily and Caroline will demonstrate and teach examples focused on our ‘Ohana working in palliative care settings.

Please access to the temple campus is from driveway off Lusitana Street, not the Pali Highway. There is plenty of free parking all around the buildings on campus but it is suggested to park in the top parking lot. Map on our website.

Take the first right on the Pali Highway after the merge with the H1 turn-off. Take a right on Lusitania and the driveway into the temple campus is to your right. There is a second entrance on the makai side, right after the bus stop, if you missed it. We are grateful for the temple to host our meetings.

How to Improve Your Hospice CAHPS Survey Scores
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Mobile Device Risks & Compliance Rules: Implementing Strategic BYOD & COPE Policies
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Hospice and home care team members increasingly use smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices for work and personal business.  Mobile devices, whether personally or employer-owned, increase HIPAA, EPHI, legal, security, privacy, and productivity risks.  Risk management best practices include adopting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Company-Owned Personally Engaged (COPE) policies, supported by employee education and technology tools.

This program will review mobile device risks facing hospice and home care providers and how best-practices-based rules, policies, and procedures can help reduce the likelihood of legal, HIPAA, and EPHI disasters.  Learn why and how to develop and implement a strategic mobile device policy program, combining written rules, employee training, and technology tools.  Don’t let smartphone slip-ups and mobile missteps jeopardize electronic medical records, blemish your reputation, or trigger lawsuits.  Attend this webinar to minimize mobile risks, while maximizing compliance and enhancing communication.


  • Managing mobile device risks and compliance with best-practices-based policy
  • Writing and implementing effective BYOD and COPE policies
    Safeguarding EPHI and business records on personal and employer-owned mobile devices
  • Communicating clearly, compliantly, and effectively, internally and externally via mobile devices
  • Choosing the right communication channel and tone to communicate business
  • Preserving, protecting, and producing records created and transmitted on mobile devices
  • Anticipating and preventing mobile risks
  • Best practices to ensure legal, regulatory, and organizational compliance
  • Instituting content rules to enhance mobile communication and compliance
  • Enforcing personal use rules to minimize risks and maximize productivity
  • Applying the 3Es of mobile compliance management
  • E-discovery: courts demand prompt production of electronic evidence, including text messages
  • Electronic evidence: how to ensure electronic records are legally valid
  • Real-life disaster stories: costly consequences of texting and record mismanagement
  • Monitoring: reconciling privacy expectations with legal realities
  • Tips, tools, and best practices for compliant mobile device use
  • Mobile Device Rules: Guidelines for Creating Effective Mobile Device Policy
  • Sample mobile device policy

This informative session is for human resources personnel, legal staff, compliance managers, IT staff, privacy officers, directors, administrators, employees responsible for mobile device policy, HIPAA compliance, EPHI, or business records, and anyone communicating via mobile device.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Nancy Flynn, Founder & Executive Director
The ePolicy Institute™ & Business Writing Institute™

How to Create a Culture of Excellence from the Top Down
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Changing organizational culture happens slowly.  It begins with creating new experiences and routines that are vital to improved performance and new attitudes.  This ultimately leads to a better culture that affects all aspects of an organization’s business.  Leadership plays a crucial role in the change process because they create the vision for cultural change, establish the rules and structure, model the attitudes and behaviors, and build the support systems.  This webinar will provide various models, tools, and innovative insights to enact this change.  Creating a culture of excellence will improve employee morale and retention, patient experience, star ratings, financial bottom-line, and the community’s experience.


  • Who is and what are the catalysts for cultural change?
  • Organizational vision and effective goal setting for cultural change from the top down
  • Developing a master plan to strive for excellence
  • Discern between models and tools to provide structure, such as the 5 Pillars of Excellence, Six Sigma, or Lean Six Sigma
  • Leadership communication tools to effectively create a culture of excellence
  • Communication Boards – Using the Five Pillars of Excellence
  • Creating a Culture of Excellence
  • DMAIC: The 5 Phases of Lean Six Sigma
  • Nurse leader handbook – communication with the Team
  • Six Sigma Approach to Healthcare Quality Management
  • Top 10 Mistakes in Setting Goals
  • Leadership accountability evaluations
  • Board communication sample
  • Senior leader rounding – scouting report
  • Links to “culture of excellence” articles

This informative session is for board members, executive and agency leadership, including CEOs, administrators, DOPCS, clinical supervisors and managers, regulatory/compliance/QA, clinical leadership, educators, and medical directors.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN
Ahearn Advisement Partners

6th Cross Cultural Health Care Conference @ Ala Moana Hotel
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

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The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education (HCCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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Mar 15 all-day

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