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Dec
14
Thu
FREE Advance Care Planning Event @ Pali Momi Medical Center Ewa Conference Room
Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Advance Care Planning is the process of thinking about, talking about, writing down and  sharing your own health care wishes. It is the greatest gift we can give to our loved ones.  Please bring your family and loved ones with you to discuss these important topics together.

•Have you completed your advance directives?
•Who is your health care power of attorney?
•What is Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Speakers: Dr. Emese Somogyi and fellow guest speakers

Attendees and their health care power of attorney or loved one are encouraged to participate. Seating is limited. Call 808-532-6380 or register via the Hawai’i Pacific Health website.

A notary will be available to those who want to complete their Advance Health Care Directive after the class. A valid picture ID is required.

Visit kokuamau.org to obtain and review a copy of the Hawai’i Advance Health Care Directive prior to attending the event.

Dec
15
Fri
Translating Research Into Practice: Making Health Systems Work
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

Never has the time been so critical to focus more on how to turn research into public health promotion and practice. It is time to clarify what the research data is telling us and how does that translate into what we need to do in public health. Recently at CDC’s Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, CDC required that presentations had to highlight how research informed or impacted public health practice. To solve our nation’s and world’s problems, we need research to be well linked and translated into practice.

Speaker Bio:
Victoria Rayle, Senior Public Health Advisor for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). Victoria Rayle, is with CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support Health Department and Systems Development Branch, Division of Public Health Performance Improvement. She currently serves as a project officer overseeing grantees receiving Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant funds. Her current grantees are the health departments in HHS Region 9 which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the six US Affiliated Pacific Islands. Ms. Rayle has extensive public health experience and expertise in both domestic and international public health settings and in areas of program implementation, management, operations, service delivery, and quality improvement and she provides technical assistance in several public health program areas with a special focus on communicable diseases. Ms. Rayle has a BS in Public Administration/Health Services Administration from the University of Arizona.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how to turn research into public health practice
  2. Describe CDC examples how data can guide our public health practice
  3. Highlight CDC success stories that have impacted and improved practice

Registration

Translating Research Into Practice: Making Health Systems Work @ Queen's Conference Center
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Never has the time been so critical to focus more on how to turn research into public health promotion and practice. It is time to clarify what the research data is telling us and how does that translate into what we need to do in public health. Recently at CDC’s Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, CDC required that presentations had to highlight how research informed or impacted public health practice.  To solve our nation’s and world’s problems, we need research to be well linked and translated into practice.
Guest Speaker: Victoria Rayle, CDC Senior Public Health Advisor
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss how to turn research into public health practice
2. Describe CDC examples how data can guide our public health practice
3. Highlight CDC success stories that have impacted and improved practice.
Dec
18
Mon
National Public Health Week APHA Partner webinar
Dec 18 – Dec 19 all-day
Jan
3
Wed
Evidence-Based Public Health
Jan 3 all-day
Jan
8
Mon
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Personalized Learning
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Many educators and leaders are aware of the multiple benefits of personalized learning, including increased student agency, improved student learning, and more intentional planning for college and careers. Personalized learning has inherent benefits for students with disabilities, but there are also inherent challenges. For example, conversations about students with disabilities and personalized learning remain generic and often students’ unique needs and learning styles are not adequately considered at the outset of implementation. To successfully implement personalized learning specifically for students with disabilities, educators and leaders need a clear understanding of what these approaches look like in practice, what policy and practice changes they require, and what supports need to be in place. On this webinar, you will hear about emerging efforts to use personalized learning approaches to better serve students with disabilities, tools that are designed to help policymakers and practitioners, and strategies to help build the capacity of schools to use this approach.

Presenters Include:
• Dr. George Batsche, Professor and Program Coordinator of Graduate Programs in School Psychology, University of South Florida
• Lindsey Hayes, Researcher, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center (CEEDAR), American Institutes for Research
• Catherine Jacques, Researcher, College and Career Readiness and Success Center, American Institutes for Research
• Ace Parsi, Personalized Learning Partnership Manager, National Center for Learning Disabilities
• Jenna Tomasello, Policy Associate, American Youth Policy Forum

More information

Jan
9
Tue
Harm Reduction Conference
Jan 9 all-day

Harm Reduction Hawaii has actively participated in cooperation with other organizations and individuals to improve the services provided to the more marginalized by our society. Since its inception, Harm Reduction Hawaii has successfully conducted two major conferences with over 250 people attending, over 12 trainings varying from one to 4 days reaching over 500 people, and 34 community forums. Our speakers’ bureau has provided training through in-services to a large variety of community-based agencies, colleges, and governmental entities.

Harm Reduction Hawaii evolved from the planning committees for the 1994 and 1995 Hawaii Harm Reduction Conferences. Throughout the 1994 and 1995 conference planning, many individuals representing a wide range of organizations came together. Through this effort the need for an ongoing organization was perceived and Harm Reduction Hawaii was formed.

HRH is a coalition of individuals and agencies working toward the implementation of effective and respectful services to improve the health and well being of drug users and other marginalized people in Hawaii. HRH incorporated in October of 1999 and received its 501(3)(c) status in May of 2000. HRH is a community-based organization with representation from social services agencies throughout Hawaii and governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets to plan activities, provide direction and support to the Executive Director, work on local and national advocacy efforts, and to review information and materials.

HRH works to educate health and human service providers and the general community about the philosophy, models and set of strategies embodied in Harm Reduction. This innovative public health approach seeks to minimize the harms associated with legal and illegal substances through individual, group and community interventions. The harm reduction model addresses a wide range of alcohol and other drug-related harms, including HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, illness, death, dysfunction, violence and community disintegration.

More information

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities and Dementia Webinar
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us as Ritabelle Fernandes, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, discusses dementia in the ID/DD population. While those with intellectual disabilities tend to have age-related health problems at similar rates to the general population, research shows individuals with Downs syndrome have a greater prevalence of dementia beginning in middle age or early older age.  Standardized cognitive screening tools are generally not recommended for those with ID/DD.  Dr. Fernandes will review a cognitive screening tool specific to the needs of the ID/DD population; discuss best practices for treatments and intervention; review various care situations; and identify the uniquue challenges caregivers confront when caring for an ID/DD individual with dementia.

Those attending the session will:

  1. Discuss the value of timely detection of dementia in DD/ID population
  2. Explore dementia workup and management in DD/ID population
  3. Identify the challenges for family/caregivers in caring for an adult child with ID/DD and dementia

CEU:
Program is pending approval by National Association of Social Workers–Hawai`i Chapter for 1 Social Work continuing education contact hour.

Program is pending approval by the Oregon Nurses Association for approval to award 1.0 nursing contact hour. Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

State licensure boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter with this learning activity.

Webinar Cost: We are now offering group rates. Additional people can join you on the webinar and receive CE certificates if they complete the Evaluation and attest to their attendance. Please indicate any additional participants that join you on the credit card authorization form, or in writing along with your check.

$25 (1 registrant) – HAH Members
$35 (1 registrant) – Non-Members

$45 (2-4 registrants) – HAH Members
$55 (2-4 registrants) – Non-Members

$60 (5+ registrants) – HAH Members
$70 (5+ registrants) – Non-Members

Register now! Complete the following 2 steps (registration and payment) to secure your spot!

  1. Click here to register.
  2. Click here to pay via credit card (see below for how to pay by check). If you are paying for multiple people, please list the names of the individuals in the Comments section on the form.

Make checks out to HHERF and mail to:
Healthcare Association of Hawaii
707 Richards Street, PH2
Honolulu, HI 96813

Credit cards accepted are: Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

*Cancellations will be charged a processing fee. Email lhenning@hah.org to cancel your registration.

**NO REFUNDS for non-attendance.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, each participant must pay the registration fee, complete the Evaluation form after the webinar and attest to their attendance at the session. Please ensure each person individually registers for the webinar (even if they will be joining others to view the webinar from a central location/computer).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Jan
10
Wed
Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference @ Hilton Haawaiian Village
Jan 10 all-day

Like many things in Hawaii, health care is different from the mainland. The second annual Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference will foster a dialog about the opportunities and challenges facing health care in one of the nation’s most unique regions at a time of increasing change. This conference will bring together industry experts and policymakers from across the state. Join us on January 10, 2018 to connect, network, and discuss the most important health care activity taking place today.

Reforming health care takes more than just hard work. It takes a solid understanding of the legislative process and knowledge about intricacies of the health care system. That’s where State of Reform comes in.

State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policymakers – each working to improve our health care system in their own way – into a unified conversation in a single place. It is sure to be one of the most diverse gatherings of senior health care leaders in Hawaii, and one of the most important statewide events in Hawaii health care.

With hundreds of attendees from all corners of health care and health policy, this is an event that can’t be missed!

Register here

Jan
25
Thu
Advanced Risk Management and CDI Workshop – Palm Beach @ Palm Beach
Jan 25 all-day

More information

TOPICS:

Review the different risk adjustment models and their impact on medical practice management.

Discuss the impact of shifting from RAPS to EDS. What does this mean for office based claims?

Take a deep dive into HCC Coding and Documentation. Review real examples to see what validates, what doesn’t, and why. Tips for engaging physicians.

Learn how to leverage frontline staff to be successful in the world of risk adjustment and value based payments.

YOU  WILL RECEIVE:   ($130+ value)

  • Color copy of presentation
  • CMS-HCC Quick Coder
  • Clinical Documentation and Coding Guide
  • Laminated Coding and Documentation Tools
  • AMA, AAFP and AAPC Approved Education

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Physicans, ARNP’s and PA’s
  • Administrators and Frontline Staff
  • CDI Specialists
  • Executive Leaders
  • ACO, MSO and IPA Teams
  • Medical Coders and Billers

Approved by the AMA and AAFP for 5.75 Hours of CME

Approved by the AAPC for 6.0 hours of CEUs!