Youth Suicide Prevention: Let’s Talk About 13 Reasons Why @ The Manoa Grand Ballroom
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


This event will feature Mental Health America President and CEO Paul Gionfriddo’s response to 13 Reasons Why in light of the release of Season 2. This controversial show has caused concern but also brought attention to the important topic of youth suicide prevention. An expert in mental health policy and current trends, Paul will share his thoughts on how this streaming show can help parents and others engage with the youth in their lives on this topic in a safe and productive way. Local mental health experts will also be on hand to help answer questions and direct interested attendees to community resources.

This program is recommended for adults.

Parking at The Manoa Grand Ballroom is $6.00

Perspectives on Community Health @ 1314 S. King Street, Ste 711, Honolulu, HI 96814
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Soothe Your Soul with Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc.

There’s nothing like turning on some nice music to relax to at the end of a busy day. Did you know that music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs?

Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc. is Hawaii’s first & only non-profit organization, promoting music therapy! Join us on Friday, March 30, from 9AM – 11AM as we learn about music and its healing abilities. We will have a hands-on demonstration of music therapy interventions and learn about Sounding Joy’s work in Hawai’i.

Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. All by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. We look forward to you joining us on this groovy Perspectives on Community Health field trip!

National Public Health Week
Apr 2 – Apr 8 all-day


Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We’re celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system.

Get Involved

  • Join Generation Public Health, a movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.
  • We took more than 2 billion steps in the 1 Billion Steps Challenge! Let’s keep doing what we can to get everyone moving!
  • Follow us on Twitter. And check out this roundup of the fantastic #NPHWChat.
  • Use NPHW to support strong public health systems and raise awareness about their role in creating the healthiest nation. Become an advocate for public health.
  • Become a Partner. Show your support for public health and prevention!
  • Take Action. Take one small step each day for a healthier life.
  • It’s not too early to start planning an event.

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National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit @ Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Apr 2 – Apr 5 all-day
The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where solutions are formulated, stakeholders convene, and change begins. It is the annual gathering for stakeholders to discuss what’s working in prevention and treatment. Notable speakers in past years have included former President Barack Obama in 2016 and former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in 2017. Be part of the international discussion on addressing the opioid crisis by attending the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.
Announcing Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets @ Nashville Music City Center
Apr 3 – Apr 4 all-day
Series 1: The Basics of Nonprofit Finance Webinar – Reading Financial Statements
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am


All nonprofit leaders should understand how to review their organization’s financial reports and be aware of their financial picture from an outside perspective. This session covers the fundamentals of nonprofit finance including how to read income statements and balance sheets, particularly within audited financial statements, and how to assess an organizations financial picture.

Celebrating 50+ Years of UH Public Health Education in Hawai’i @ Cafe Julia at the YWCA
Apr 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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The Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) is hosting a celebation to mark our 50+ years of providing accredited public health education, research, service, and collaboration in Hawai’i.

We would like to invite our entire ‘ohana — community partners, alumni, preceptors/mentors, students, faculty and guests to join us for a pau hana celebration downtown at the YWCA’s Cafe Julia.

Coming to America Who Should We Welcome, What Should We Do? @ Hawaii State Capitol
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm


What are the Issues?
The immigration issue affects virtually every American, directly or indirectly, often
in deeply personal ways. This guide is designed to help people deliberate together
about how we should approach the issue. The three options presented here reflect
different ways of understanding what is at stake and force us to think about what
matters most to us when we face difficult problems that involve all of us and that do
not have perfect solutions.

The issue raises a number of difficult questions, and there are no easy answers.
The concerns that underlie this issue are not confined to party affiliation, nor are
they captured by labels like “conservative” or “liberal.”

The research involved in developing the guide included interviews and
conversations with Americans from all walks of life, as well as surveys of
nonpartisan public-opinion research, subject-matter scans, and reviews of initial
drafts by people with direct experience with the subject.

RSVP:  Please register by March 16 , 2018 via your Evenbrite link
QUESTIONS:  Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UHM
Phone: 956-7381

2018 Volunteer Manager Series 3 of 3: Raising the Bar for Volunteer Feedback: Surveys, Exit Interviews & Committee Involvement
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
SAVE THE DATE Hawaii Celebrates National Public Health Week @ University of Hawaii Cancer Center Sullivan Conference Center
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm


H.O.P.E. Changing our Future Together
Medicaid Initiative to Support Healthy Families &
Communities in Hawaii

*Hawaii Ohana Nui Expansion

Featuring senior leadership from the
Hawaii State Department of Health and
Department of Human Services
as well as community representatives!

In celebration of NPHW, join HPHA and our partners in health to learn about an exciting new initiative designed to support healthy families and communities in Hawaii.  H.O.P.E. (Hawaii’s Ohana Nui Expansion) will honor and build on the strengths of health care providers and shape the delivery system in Hawaii to better serve our public’s health.

More event details will be announced soon!

CLICK HERE for event registration

  • HPHA members and guests $20
  • Non-members $25
  • Students $10

Registration and Healthy Happy Hour from 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Presentation and Discussion with State & Community Leaders from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

For questions, please contact