IMPACT Frontline Community Health Summit
May 7 – May 8 all-day

Impact, the inaugural health summit is bringing together frontline health
workers (e.g. Community Health Workers) to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to encourage breaking down silos and promoting the innovative use of community-based practitioners for improving community health outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and innovating health systems. This conference will be held at UNR in the Joe Crowley Student Union, third floor Theater, over two days, May 7-8, 2018 from 8:00am-5:30pm.

“CHWs and other community-based practitioners bridge the gap between mainstream health care and community health” – Health Affairs

Community-based practitioners (e.g. Community Health Workers, Community Paramedics, Patient Navigators, Medical Assistants, Case Managers, Health Educators) and organizations looking to incorporate community-based practitioners are encouraged to attend. Early bird registration ends April 1, 2018 (Students $150, General $200). Scholarships are available.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact
Quinn Cartwright at (775) 336-7368 or email at

Trauma Changes the Brain: Making Sense of Challenging Behaviors
May 7 all-day

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At this conference, learn about how brain development influences a youth’s behavior and how trauma can negatively impact the brain during development.  This conference will also look at how trauma increases a child’s vulnerability to human trafficking.  Cargivers will learn how, as a caring adult, you can help the child be successful in spite of the trauma.

Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Obesity an @ National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room)
May 7 @ 2:30 am

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From recruitment, to readiness, retention, resilience, and retirement, obesity affects the military every day. Between 2002 and 2011, the rate of obesity among active duty service members increased by more than half. Maintaining the health and wellness of service members is critical for national security. But like many Americans, service members, veterans, retirees and their families need community support to maintain a healthy weight.

On May 7th, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions will host a workshop to explore the challenges posed by obesity and overweight in the armed forces and opportunities to overcome them. The workshop will examine the magnitude of obesity and overweight in the military, highlight existing approaches that support a healthy weight, and explore innovative cross-sector opportunities to overcome this challenge. An agenda and registration information will be posted soon.

16th Annual Health Literacy Conference @ Hotel Irvine
May 9 – May 11 all-day
2018 Prudent Hospice™ Approach to Live Discharge Series 2 of 3: Managing Unplanned Hospitalizations
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Have you ever had patients that were hospitalized without your knowledge? This webinar will explore the issue from two perspectives: how to minimize the occurrences and how to effectively manage the situation when it occurs.

Hawai‘i Delta Omega Society 2018 Distinguished Lecture @ UH Mänoa, Biomedical Sciences Building B-103 Auditorium
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Rachael Wong, DrPH, Founder & Strategic Advisor, One Shared Future
“Public Health is Everyone’s Business…and It’s Everywhere”

Dr. Wong is the founder of the One Shared Future Initiative (OSF), which is piloting a strengths-based professional development series to increase the public sector’s capacity to serve local communities through collaboration and innovation. She has dedicated her career to improving quality of life for Hawai‘i residents: leading the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) as director and developing
the ‘Ohana Nui framework; partnering with providers to incorporate population health into the healthcare delivery system as the vice president and chief operating officer of Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i (HAH); advocating for patients and those who serve them as the executive director of Kōkua Mau (Hawai‘i Hospice & Palliative
Care Organization) and the Hawai‘i Consortium for Integrative Care; and serving on numerous local and national boards and committees. Dr. Wong earned a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies and certificate in women’s studies from Princeton University, a master’s degree in public health from UH-Mānoa, and a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Reception to Follow — UHM Parking $6
For more information and to RSVP, contact Al Katz:

Challenging Behaviors: Recognizing Unmet Needs @ Kahala Nui, Diamond Head Room
May 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


The trainer, Dorothy Colby, is a Certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care (TM) Trainer and national mentor, with more than 20 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.

Hawaii Noni Farm Tour with HIPHI @ Hawaiian Organic Noni Farm
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Did you know that the noni tree has been a principle medicine in Polynesia for over 2,000 years? Traditionally, noni was used for coughs, colds, hypertension and topically for sprains, swelling and bruising. Amazing to think that all these healing properties come from one plant!

Join us on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 10 am – 12:30 pm as we visit Hawaiian Organic Noni, a 37-acre family owned and operated, certified organic farm. We will tour the farm, sample the fruit and other products, and learn about the scientific research being done on the benefits of using noni as medicine. We look forward to having you join us on this educational and hands-on tour!

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48th National Immunization Conference @ Hilton Atlanta
May 15 – May 17 all-day
Building a Strong & Compliant Skilled Nursing Partnership
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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As the US population ages, the estimates for long-term care expenditures continue to rise. According to the US Census Bureau, over five percent of the 65-plus population occupy nursing homes or other senior-living environments.  It is estimated that a quarter of annual deaths will occur in nursing facilities by 2020.

The fragile, acute patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) reap many benefits from hospice care.  This webinar will address the challenges and barriers of skilled nursing environments, including organizational structure and positions, reimbursement changes, and narrowing referral networks.  It will also provide ways to enhance the presence of hospice in skilled nursing facilities and position your organization as a strong partner.

  • Statistics, definitions, and types of skilled nursing facility care
  • Organizational structure and staff roles
  • Reimbursement environment and outcomes
  • Elements of contracting
  • Hospice value proposition and partnership strategies
    • Sample tool for staff roles and needs
    • Sample checklist of marketing tools
    • Useful websites

This informative session is directed to new hospice sales team members, new staff members who will be involved in the SNF environment, sales managers, administrators, and any team member who wants insight into the SNF environment and how hospice can help.

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