Survey Series 3 of 3: Top Five Survey Deficiencies & How to Avoid Them
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
US HHS Office for Civil Rights is Coming to Hawaii @ Honolulu State Capitol Auditorium
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights is having a series of presentations next month in Hawaii on Title VI, disability rights, age discrimination, the hearing impaired, service animals, and health information privacy.

The speaker is Yun Kyung (Peggy) Lee, the deputy regional manager for the Office of Civil Rights’ Pacific Region.

Those needing special assistance to attend due to a disability are asked to call Gino Merez at (808) 586-4111 (Voice/TRS) by October 4. An American Sign Language interpreter has been arranged ONLY for the event on Oahu at the State Capitol Auditorium. You do not need to RSVP, but are urged to show up early in order to get a seat.

Oct 13 all-day

On behalf of the Children and Youth Summit planning committee, please share this opportunity to have your agency/business provide an information table at the 2017 Children and Youth Summit, on Friday, October 13th, 2017.

Up to 300 children and youth and youth advocates will participate in the 2017 Children and Youth Summit to assist the Legislature in identifying critical issues that affect the lives of youth, their families and the broader community.  It is also an opportunity to work with their peers to help identify viable solutions that can be brought before the Legislature during the 2018 Legislative Session and also to help mobilize the community to take action.

The theme of this year’s event is Our Visions, Our Voices, Our Future. Summit attendees will experience rich and diverse panel discussions led by community leaders, business professionals and youth, on such various topics such as bullying prevention, sustaining the environment, embracing our culture, community service, juvenile justice, sexual abuse prevention, and much more.  Attendees will walk away with the tools, inspiration and determination for a better Hawaii for our children and youth.

Exhibit space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Exhibit information must be youth friendly and subject to the rules and policies set forth in the attached exhibit registration form. Children and Youth Summit Planning Committee Members reserve the right to accept or deny registrations. Please note: you must bring your own tables, chairs and information. Parking passes are not provided. For more information or questions, please contact Sonia at or Regina at

Hawaii Telehealth Summit @ Pomaika`i Ballrooms
Oct 13 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

More information

Deadline to register is extended to October 6, 2017. There’s no cost to register (which includes a continental breakfast and lunch). Limited travel scholarships are available. Completed travel forms must be received no later than the registration deadline and will be approved on a first come, first serve basis. Please note event dates, times and venues vary. Register as soon as possible!

This is a “paperless” conference. WiFi will be available at no cost. All conference presentations, agendas, parking maps, and related documents may be accessed here by Oct 6, 2017.

Please note: Any person requiring a special accommodation please notify the Event Coordinator, Paul Donnelly, at or (808) 956-8204 at least ten business days before the event. Event sponsors are committed to fairness, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran. Please contact EEO/Affirmative Action Officer at the Department of Health: if any questions or concerns.

We are pleased to inform you that CME credits will be available for participating in the summit. 6.5 CME credits have been provisionally granted by the Hawaii Consortium for Continuing Medical Education.

Pre-Conference Event on Oct. 12
Location: John A. Burns School of Medicine, Medical Education Building (MED) Auditorium at 651 Ilalo St., Honolulu HI 96813
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Parking: Pro Park Lot C/HCDA (Ewa Side of MED) or OHA public parking – Piano Lot.
1. Experience the latest telehealth technologies, equipment, and service through vendor exhibits and demonstrations.
2. Understand government assistance and subsidy programs, e.g., up to 65% discounts through the Universal Services Fund.
3. Connect with Hawaii’s telehealth stakeholders through ePoster briefings.Who should attend?
Existing and Interested Telehealth Providers and Administrators, Economic and Business Development Professionals, Suppliers and Technology Providers, and Healthcare Systems Technology/IT Managers.

Research America’s Innovative Research and the Opioid Epidemic Webinar
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
FREE Webinar – Health Literacy: Tools to Health Equity and Empowerment
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm

Health literacy is an important capacity to process health information in order to make appropriate health decisions. Health literacy is now a critical evidence-based intervention needed by everyone who must interface with health care system to obtain care, services, and treatment. Health literacy in Hawai‘i is evolving process of converging inter-related factors and skills.

Speaker Bio:
Gloria Fernandez is Leeward Nursing Section Supervisor for the Department of Health’s Public Health Nursing Branch. She is the lead coordinator of the branch’s Health Literacy and Emergency Preparedness. Gloria has three degrees in nursing including BSN, MSN, and DNP. Gloria is active in professional services by serving as Vice Chair of Alignment Health and Wellness Committee, as Board member with Academy of Health and Sciences for Waipahu High School, and as Poverty Simulation Coordinator for Wai`anae.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define health literacy and its skills to make appropriate health decisions.
2. Interpret the aspects of social determinants of health influencing health literacy.
3. Assess health literacy and its relationship to health equity and social justice.


Global Measurement of Prevalence and Vulnerability to Modern Slavery: A United Nations Perspective @ Old Pu`unene School Library
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

-Discuss findings from the recently launched new joint global estimate of modern slavery created between the Walk Free Foundation and ILO
-Introduce the new Special Issue of CHANCE journal on Global Measurement of Modern Slavery including innovations in how to best measure modern slavery and common challenges we encounter
-Major findings of the most recent Global Slavery Index in terms of regional trends and particular country findings for key countries of interest to Hawaii/Pacific region

Presenter: Davina Durgana, PhD

an initiative of Walk Free Foundation.

Hosted by County of Maui and Department of Health Maui District Health Office.
For information and questions: Call Jeny Bissell, R.N. at 808-984-2136.

End of Life Care & Letting Go: Providing Care in the Final Stages of Dementia @ Kahala Nui, Diamond Head Room
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This series of six workshops addresses specific issues that can improve communication and interaction with loved ones with dementia or memory loss. This is a wonderful opportunity for those actively caring for someone with cognitive impairment to be interactive and learn techniques that will really make a difference in day-to-day care.

The trainer, Dorothy Colby, is a Certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care (TM) Trainer, with more than 15 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia. She is Administrator for Hale Ku’ike Memory Care Home in Nu’uanu, where she also trains staff. Positive Approach to Care (TM) seminars, developed by occupational therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential information for families and care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to park and register.

Detailed parking instructions will be sent to registrants prior to workshops.

For questions about these workshops, contact Jody Mishan: or (808) 295-2624.

More information and registration

AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
2017 NAHC Annual Meeting Conference & Exposition
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day