Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs @ Crystal Gateway Marriott
Feb 10 – Feb 13 all-day
Active Living Research Conference 2018
Feb 11 – Feb 14 all-day
Agents of Change Summit
Feb 12 – Feb 13 all-day

The Agents of Change Summit unifies and expands the community of professionals using marketing and technology to change people’s health behaviors for social good. In 2018, the Agents of Change Summit returns to San Diego with new research, case studies, technologies, and insights to help you change health behaviors in your community.

#AOCS18 will equip professionals with evidence-based strategies proven to cause change and the technological tools to effectively drive health behaviors. Every attendee will participate in an environment of innovation intended to bring change agents together to learn and collaborate towards more effective behavior change practices.

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Understanding Government Insurance Programs @ St. Francis Kupuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, Room 224
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Gain insights on Medicare supplemental Plans, Medicare choices and Medicaid benefits and coverage.  Led by the Volunteer Hawaii State Insurance Assistance Program.

Register today! Space is limited. Contact Maylynn Wong at (808) 547-8138 or


Low Volume Appeals Settlement Option Call
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

As part of the broader HHS commitment to improving the Medicare appeals process, CMS is making available the Low Volume Appeals (LVA) settlement option on February 5, 2018.  LVA is for providers and suppliers (appellants) with fewer than 500 appeals pending at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) and the Medicare Appeals Council (the Council) at the Departmental Appeals Board.

During this call, learn more about LVA, the current status, and how the settlement process works. CMS speakers discuss how to identify whether you are eligible and which of your pending appeals may be settled. Visit the Low Volume Appeals Initiative webpage for more information.

A question and answer session follows the presentation; however attendees may email questions in advance to with “Low Volume Appeals Settlement February 13 Call” in the subject line. These questions may be addressed during the call or used for other materials following the call.

Target Audience: Medicare fee-for-service providers, physicians, and other suppliers with fewer than 500 appeals pending at OMHA and the Council.

Integrating Data to Empower Advancement (IDEA EH) Virtual Conference
Feb 14 – Feb 15 all-day

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NEHA is excited to announce its third virtual conference: Integrating Data to Empower Advancement (IDEA EH) Virtual Conference.

IDEA EH is designed to enhance the knowledge of environmental health professionals in data-use and provide an opportunity to learn about the latest tools and resources for data-driven decision making. It is an opportunity to bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information, learn about successful programs, and discover new ideas. IDEA EH is free to attend.

Presentation topics include:

  • Data standardization
  • Predictive analytics
  • Best practices for utilizing local EH data
  • Impact of data-driven decision making
  • How data is used to inform risk based assessments, community planning, resource allocation and more
  • How local inspection, outbreak and other EH data can be used by the public
  • Strategies for providing, sharing and empowering the public to use local EH data
  • Data platforms, tools and resources
  • Lessons learned
  • Stories from the field, and more!

IDEA EH offers:

  • Over 15 presentations
  • Networking opportunities with presenters and colleagues
  • Discussion of emerging issues and existing programs
  • Resources and tools from exhibiting partners
  • Pre-approved NEHA CE credits
Transforming Healthcare – Exploring the Current Challenges and Possibilities in Nursing @ Queen's Conference Center
Feb 15 – Feb 16 all-day

As a nurse, dedicated to your profession and your patients, you know that staying up-to-date on quality care is important to your success in improving patient outcomes.

Share this conference experience with your colleagues and take home new evidence-based knowledge to make an impact at the bedside. Reignite your commitment to your practice and our profession at this premier conference for nurses.

Stay current on the latest evidence-based learning and clinical practices.

Conference Fee: $425

Register by October 15 and Save 10%

Call to Register 585-360-4192 | Toll Free 1-877-517-4227

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Part 4: Championing Transformative Change to Advance Health Equity Webinar
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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On the final webinar of our 4-part series, we’ll discuss:

  • What do we mean by “transformative change” and why this is essential to advancing health equity
  • How Douglas, Sarpy, and Cass Counties (Nebraska) are building a supportive cohort of local health equity leaders
  • How Minnesota is changing the narrative around health and confronting root causes of inequity
  • How HIP and others are building a health equity movement and supporting innovation
  • Resources to help your health department champion transformative change to advance health equity

We recommend folks read the Metro Omaha and Minnesota case studies before the webinar.

Bridging the Gap: Hospice & Palliative Care & Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Choice, dignity, respect, and person-centered care are the foundations of hospice and palliative care.  Even so, it can be difficult to provide care for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities within a residential setting.  Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a variety of causes and levels of severity.  Therefore, people with IDD often need specialized care designed to meet their individual needs during the final phase of life.

This webinar will delve into the challenges of providing hospice and palliative care to individuals with IDD.  It will also provide strategies for building relationships within the hospice team and residential staff to provide better care and services.


  • Challenges with providing hospice and palliative care to individuals with IDD
  • Unique relationships among people with IDD and their peers, family, and support staff
  • Building strong hospice and agency staff teams to support IDD patients during chronic illness or end-of-life care
  • Identifying and maximizing the strengths and resources of the hospice/palliative care and developmental disabilities disciplines
  • Insight into unique issues and potential misunderstandings surrounding collaboration between the fields of hospice and developmental disabilities
  • Forging alliances with local agencies that support IDD individuals facing the end of life
  • Ways to promote hospice within your community for community-based IDD agencies
  • Agency self-assessment

This informative session is designed for social workers, RNs, HHAs, LPNs, trainers, educators, intake staff, and liaisons.

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

Best Practices and Success Stories: Native Hawaiian Updates about E Ola Mau Assessment
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm


Papa Ola Lokahi have been tasked with the re-assessment of outcomes from the E Ola Mau a Mau assessment. Learn about the initiatives that Papa Ola Lokahi is undertaking to improve the health and wellbeing of Native Hawaiian people and communities. This includes success stories from the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act. Link to key references found at

Learning Objectives:
1. Review the updates of the E Ola Mau a Mau Assessment report.
2. Summarize best practices and recommendations that have positively influenced Native Hawaiians.
3. Share success stories from Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act including Resource Mapping Project.

Trainer is Sheri Daniels, EdD, CSAC, Executive Director of Papa Ola Lokahi.
Dr. Sheri Daniels’ bio is below.