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.

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Health Equity: LGBTQ Winter 2018 (January – February)
Jan 9 all-day
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

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 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.

New Year’s Resolutions for Public Health: Reflecting back on 2017 and Moving Forward in 2018
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am
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!

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Perspectives on Vaccine Hesitancy
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Recognizing Malnutrition: The Value of Quality Malnutrition Care Webinar
Jan 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

In 2013, there were nearly 2 million hospital inpatient stays involving malnutrition, according to a 2013 statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Baxter International Inc. and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.1 The impact of malnutrition in U.S. hospitalized patients is associated with up to five times higher risk of in-hospital deaths, may result in two times longer hospital stays, and creates an estimated $42 billion burden to the health care system. Join us for a three-part Community Knowledge Network series from our Hospital Improvement Innovation Network to learn about leading practices across the malnutrition care continuum.


Evidence-Based Public Health – January 2018
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: Report Release
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will release a report on how to accelerate progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities. The report discusses which interventions are most promising to prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving as well as barriers to action and approaches to overcome them.

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WeBytes: 30 Minute Webinars for the Busy Public Health Professional
Jan 18 all-day

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