Post-Acute Care Series: Value-Based Post-Acute Service for Hospice Home Care: Key Strategic Considerations
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The second webinar in this series will provide the dynamics of how a value-based post-acute care provider network effectively flows along with current disease state examples.  This program will cover data requirements and integration, reporting, smooth care transitions, and quality measures including patient experience and efficiency that affect value-based care.  Attend this session to equip your organization with the tools to offer value, participate as a Value-Based Post-Acute Care Provider and Partner participating not only in risk and risk sharing, but also in aligned incentives.


  • Define true “post-acute care coordination”
  • Acute care pain points, including CMS Alternate Payment Models’ impact (bundled payments, ACOs)
  • Critical data points for quality cross-functional measures
  • Hospice quality reporting patient assessment initiatives
  • Home health quality reporting patient assessment initiatives
  • Recognize “soft steerage” of post-acute care preferred providers
  • Links to resources and reference materials

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

This informative session is for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, DOPCSs, business development staff, marketing personnel, agency owners, management, and supervisory staff.  These sessions are especially beneficial for agencies that offer home health, hospice, and palliative care, or want to expand services and programs within post-acute care delivery.

Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN
Ahearn Advisement Partners


Lanakila Multi – Purpose Senior Center’s Health & Wellness Fair @ Lanakila Multi - purpose Senior Center
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Come & join us for this FREE event! Visit the many participating organizations you can learn from to benefit your health & wellness!
For more info, please call 847-1322
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS’ MONTHLY TRAINING: Leadership Through Collaboration: Highlights of Accomplishments
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Leadership is demonstrated in various ways based on the leader and their leadership style. Suzanne Chun Oakland’s active style has been enjoyed by both Hawai‘i’s service providers and community members. Suzanne is a hands-on person with continuous community-based involvement and participation in finding solutions and interfacing more successfully with our own state legislators. Suzanne has served on numerous caucuses and task forces with great accomplishments throughout her twenty-six
years of public service within our state legislature.

Suzanne Chun Oakland, Retired State Senator Speaker Bio:
Retired State Senator Suzanne N. J. Chun Oakland represented the Hawaii  State Senate as Senator of the 13th District, which includes Dowsett Highlands,
Nuuanu, Lower Tantalus, Pacific Heights, Pauoa, Downtown, Chinatown, Iwilei,
Honolulu Harbor, Liliha, Palama; Portions of Alewa Heights and Kaka’ako from 2016-
1996. Prior, she was member of Hawai‘i House of Representatives from 1990-1996.
Suzanne was members of many caucuses such as Kupuna, Keiki, Women’s, Small
Business, and Hawaiian Caucuses and of many tasks forces such as Housing and Homeless, Mental Health, and Deaf-Blind Task Forces. Suzanne and her husband
Michael Sands Oakland have three children and six grandchildren.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the development of political networks and community partnerships.
  2. Categorize the highlights of accomplishments linked to different sectors of Hawai‘i.
  3. Review what aspects and vision is needed to continue to move forward with more positive outcomes.

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2017 National Wellness Conference
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day


The NWC is a one-of-a-kind event where wellness professionals from a myriad of settings (e.g., worksites, community and public health organizations, healthcare facilities, educational programs, faith communities) can participate in research-based and best-practices learning opportunities and intensive skill-building programs, develop networking communities, engage in wellness activities for personal growth and renewal, and experience a wellness immersion unlike any other.


The theme for 2017 is “Cultivating Cultures that Flourish: Foundations and Innovations in Wellness Promotion.”

Ask someone, “How are you?” and the response is typically, “I’m good.” But is good really good enough? As wellness promoters, our goal is to assist individuals as they work to have a more successful existence . . . to flourish. In doing so, we must address the interrelated dimensions of wellness—social, physical, occupational, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional—and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to not just prevent disease but to actually promote wellness. Whether you are new to the wellness field or a seasoned professional, the 2017 National Wellness Conference will connect you with well-minded individuals and help you grow personally and professionally. Together, we will work to cultivate cultures that nourish the whole person and lead to the “flourishment” of individuals, organizations, and communities.

We are happy answer any questions you have! E-mail or call 715.342.2969

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Breastfeeding in the Community Webinar #6
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Breastfeeding in the Community: Building Sustainable Lactation Support Project through PSE Changes
The policies and systems that shape our environment impact the availability and accessibility of health care and affect individual capacity to implement recommended health behaviors. This is especially true as it relates to breastfeeding. The onus is upon us, the public health workforce, to ensure that breastfeeding support services are easily accessible in a frequent, consistent and predictable manner, enabling mothers and families to embrace breastfeeding as the easy option. The sixth, and final, webinar of the NACCHO Public Health Breastfeeding Series, will address how community level organizations can implement micro-level Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) changes and work collaboratively to integrate and co-locate lactation support services into existing programs. Participants will also hear from two former NACCHO Breastfeeding Project grantees who used their NACCHO grant funds to implement PSE changes to influence breastfeeding in their communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define micro policy system and environmental (PSE) changes in the context of community-level breastfeeding support programs.
  • Name two micro PSE change strategies employed by NACCHO grantees to tackle structural barriers and address breastfeeding health inequities.
  • Identify one practical solution that your agency can employ to increase community access to breastfeeding

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Laulima: Team-Based Care Learning Collaborative @ Courtyard by Marriott Maui Kahului Airport
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Laulima: Team-Based Care Learning Collaborative is a multi-island event put on by the Hawai’i State Department of Health for physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who work with patients with chronic disease. A special focus will be paid to diabetes and hypertension, two of the most common and costly chronic diseases that providers encounter on a daily basis.

The increasing complexity of modern health care has shown the importance of treating and managing chronic disease using a team approach. This event will catalyze interprofessional communication and team-based care by convening providers across a range of practices to demonstrate the expanding role of pharmacists, community health workers, and health care extenders in chronic care management. This event will also build and leverage provider relationships in the shared community; facilitate coordinated interventions by identifying opportunities for care and collaboration; and reintroduce population health as an important lens through which providers operate their practice.

Let’s join our many hands for a day of collective action in the realm of chronic disease management.

Light breakfast and lunch are included.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8am.

Alternate dates: 6/28/17 (O’ahu) 7/12/17 (Hawai’i Island)

Who Should Attend:
Educational content is designed to match the current or potential scope of practice of those who work as primary care providers and/or who treat or manage patients with chronic diseases. We welcome physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, emergency medical service (EMS) professionals and others with a vested interest in providing care to patients with chronic disease using a team-based care approach.

  1. Physicians: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
  2. Nurse Practitioners, Nurses: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Public Health
  3. Pharmacists: Pharmacology, Medication Therapy Management
  4. EMS Professionals: Emergency Tedical Technicians (EMT), Paramedics
  5. Physician Assistants: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology

CME Information:
CME attendance certificates will be distributed after the completion of each Laulima event. Please be sure to complete the following in order to receive your attendance certificate:

  1. Pre-conference survey
  2. Attendance sign-in
  3. Evaluation (distributed at the meeting)

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Comparative Billing Report on Transitional Care Management Webinar
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a discussion of the comparative billing report on Transitional Care Management (TCM) (CBR201704), an educational tool for providers who submit claims for TCM services for Medicare beneficiaries using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes 99495 and 99496. During the webinar, providers interact directly with content specialists and submit questions about the report. See the announcement for more
information and find out how to participate.

Healthy People 2030 Development
Jun 22 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

Join us for a webinar on the development of Healthy People 2030 on Thursday, June 22 at 12:00 p.m. ET. In this webinar co-hosted with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, attendees will be able to:

Understand how to use Healthy People 2020 to promote public health
Learn about the development of the Healthy People 2030 framework
Ask questions about the development of Healthy People 2030
Dr. Georges Benjamin, APHA Executive Director, will present on APHA’s involvement in Healthy People over the last decade. You can find a complete list of presenters on the registration page. Register Today

**Registration is limited and will close once it reaches capacity. Please consider registering early and gathering in one location to view the event with your colleagues.

About Healthy People 2030 Development
Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of science-based, 10-year national objectives with the goal of improving the health of all Americans. The development of Healthy People 2030 includes establishing a framework, vision, mission, and overarching goals, and identifying new objectives.

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Compliance Series: Part 3 of 4: Conducting Individualized Risk Assessments & Establishing Audits & Monitors
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Part 3 of this series provides the critical bridge from the general to the specific.  This webinar will provide the knowledge needed to conduct an individualized risk assessment and design and implement a comprehensive and attainable audit and monitoring program – the real-time, early-warning system.


  • The formal infrastructure and the reality – are there gaps?
  • How to conduct your own risk assessment
  • The immeasurable value of audits and monitors
  • Investigating and tracking complaints
  • Wrapping it up: the building blocks of regulatory compliance
  • Risk area prioritization worksheet
  • Risk area comparison: how do you compare?
  • The top ten audit and monitoring mistakes
  • Samples of work plans: care planning, eligibility, and certifications
  • Sample compliance complaint investigation and tracking forms

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

This informative session is designed for the group responsible for constructing or improving the compliance structure, including representatives from clinical leadership, human resources, the business office, education, QAPI, compliance, and the IDG.

Roseanne Berry


WY DueDates Plus Pregnancy Management Application Open Mic Webinar
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am