2017 Health Summit: Women, Health & Your Business @ YWCA
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please join us for a half-day health summit featuring a presentation by Catalyst, national nonprofit with a mission of accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion. Sessions feature strategies for creating a workplace that works for everyone, ACA update and more.

Contact Information:
Cristina Grimmer
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$85 – Chamber Members
$100 – Non-members

Deadline Nov. 10, 2017

Parking: Suggested Parking (no host – based on location and price): Alii Place (1099 Alakea Street) – First 2.5 hours are $0.75/half hour, Thereafter $1.50/half hour

Refund policy:
5 days or more prior to event: full refund
2-4 days before event: 50% refund
0-1 day before event: no refund

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Cigarettes, e-Cigarettes, and the Role of FDA Regulation
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Nevada Public Health Training Center and the University of Nevada School of Medicine present the Nevada Public Health ECHO Series:

Dr. Jennifer Pearson is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sterling in Scotland. Her research focuses on how U.S. federal tobacco regulation influences consumer behavior, specifically concerning e-cigarettes and tobacco products labeled as “natural,” “organic,” or “additive-free.” Dr. Pearson has authored over 50 scientific articles on tobacco control topics, and published in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Tobacco Control, and Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Dr. Pearson began her career in tobacco control as a Tobacco Education Coordinator for the American Lung Association of Nevada in 2004.

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Ho’ohana: Statewide Homeless Awareness Conference @ Kroc Center Hawaii
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Survivor Day in Wailuku, Maui
Nov 18 all-day

Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Discover more about Survivor Day.

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Mona Cherry

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Sponsoring Organization(s)

AFSP Hawaii

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Mini Conference for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day @ Pacific Beach Hotel
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Discover more about Survivor Day.


Kimberly Gallant

Food Served




Sponsoring Organization(s)

AFSP Hawaii

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9:00 a.m.       Pule
9:15 a.m.       Welcome Remarks
9:30 a.m.       Speaker, Pono Shim, “The Gift of Aloha”
10:30 a.m.     Film The Journey and Talk Story
12:00 p.m.     Lunch
12:45 p.m.     Healing Art Activity
2:00 p.m.       Closing Remarks & Circle

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EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION: Sexual Exploitation of Minors in Hawai’i @ Central Union Church Campus, Parish Hall
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Who:  All teens, families, friends, school faculty & staff, youth groups and youth group leaders, scouts.

Two Presentation Opportunities: November 30th & December 7th

Parking:  Free on-site; please park fronting Punahou Street near the pre-school and not at the thrift shop.

The In-School Educational Program is Hoʻōla Nā Pua’s version of stranger danger for teens in the 21st century. This program teaches teens what sex trafficking of minors is, and how to recognize the signs before it happens to them or someone they know.

Everyone who registers receives one free door prize ticket.

Let’s Get Educated & Protect Hawai`i’s Youth!

FREE Advance Care Planning Event @ First Insurance Center
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

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: Dawn Minaai, MD, 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 to obtain and review a copy of the Hawai’i Advance Health Care Directive prior to attending the event.

6th Annual New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence Conference @ Holiday Inn National Conference Center
Dec 5 all-day

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss health and mental health literacy challenges experienced by diverse populations and communities throughout the life span.
  • Describe how to assess the accuracy and trustworthiness of health, behavioral health and disability-related information resources.
  • Initiate networking and collaboration between libraries, consumers, and health and human services professionals to address various needs and build on community assets and strengths.

Target Audience:  Nurses | Social Workers | Mental & Behavioral Health Care Practitioners | Other Health Care Professionals | Health Educators | Parents of Children with Special Needs | Librarians & Library Staff | Individuals seeking information on health literacy & ways to partner with entities offering such programs.

Overall Goal:  To improve access to culturally and linguistically appropriate information, resources and programs for meeting health promotion and disease prevention objectives.

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Hospice Quality – Comprehensive Assessment Tool, Public Reporting & Star Rating
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am


The implementation of Hospice Compare is a major indicator of epic changes coming to hospice.  What is on the horizon for the hospice quality reporting program?  What are the implications for hospices regarding the post-acute-care environment?  This session will provide an in-depth look at CMS’s plans for the hospice quality reporting program and explain future ramifications.


  • Current state of hospice quality reporting through Hospice Compare, lessons learned, and immediate future of public reporting
  • Star rating system and implementation estimate
  • Hospice comprehensive assessment tool – purpose, implementation steps, and how it fits into the hospice quality reporting program
  • Use of quality reporting programs in post-acute care and what it means for hospices
  • Tips to prepare for HEART and the anticipated quality reporting program and payment changes
  • Web resources and literature

This informative session is best suited for senior administrators, directors, quality managers, education managers, and those involved in strategic planning.

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

Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

Facilitator Training ACP and POLST @ Hawai’i Pacific Health Learning Resource Center, Room 101
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Communication Skills to Improve ACP and POLST Conversations

This course is offered for nurses, physicians, social workers and other clinicians and focuses on reviewing the processes related to creating advanced directives and key elements for in facility discussions for ACP and POLST development.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify barriers to ACP. Learn resources and tools needed to initiate ACP discussion with patient and practice communication skills
  • Convey the importance of completing an advance health care directive and naming a health care decision maker
  • Describe the purpose of POLST program. Review the 5 different sections in the POLST. Identify skills in assist in making end-of-life treatment decisions to include CPR, DNAR, full and limited treatment, time-limited trials and comfort care
  • Demonstrate POLST type conversations in role-play exercises
  • Discuss the implementation of ACP for hospital and community. Identify ways to standardize and measure ACP documentation in the EMR

HPH employees: Manager’s approval is required prior to registering AND register online through HPH Learning Center (HLC). Type in catalog: ACP or POLST ; Select course: HPH – POLST Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator Certification 2017

Non HPH participants: Please register via email:
Please contact Michelle Cantillo, RN, HPH ACP Coordinator at 808-535-7874 or via email for any questions.

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