Understanding the Benefits of Social Security @ St. Francis Kupuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, Room 224
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about what you need to know about Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and Medicare. Led by Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay, Public Affairs Specialist – Honolulu-Kapolei Districts Social Security Office.

Register today! Space is limited. Contact Maylynn Wong at (808) 547-8138 or


From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities Webinar
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am

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The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how built environment strategies such as land development plans, policies, and zoning code reforms can support walkable communities —and the importance of collaboration between planners, transportation and public health practitioners. Join us on February 27th, 2018 at 3pm Eastern, 12pm Pacific for the webinar, “From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities.”

By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the evidence-based built environment strategies that improve physical activity
  • Become familiar with the recently completed CDC-funded resources from the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Be able to Illustrate the association between zoning elements and walking
  • Be informed about the American Public Health Association collaborative activities with other agencies to promote walking and walkability as a way to improve public health
  • Learn how state and local health departments can facilitate effective collaboration with planning, transportation and others to ensure activity-friendly policies and practices – including zoning code reform and land development plans.


  • Jason Coates
  • Jamie Chriqui, PhD, MHS
  • Dr. Qaiser Mukhta
  • Ellen Pillsbury, AICP
Innovations in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: How Health Plans are Providing Support to Family Caregivers
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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Join Health Management Associates and the AARP Public Policy Institute as we discuss the findings of the new report on Emerging Innovations in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for Family Caregivers. The report shows that health plans are increasingly recognizing and supporting family caregivers for individuals with LTSS needs. The webinar will also feature the real-world experiences of Anthem Inc., a health plan that is helping family caregivers in LTSS settings. The emerging innovations report is part of the joint Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard series and supported by The Commonwealth Fund, The SCAN Foundation, and the AARP Foundation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about emerging innovations for supporting family caregivers, taken from in-depth interviews with more than 40 LTSS leaders at 15 of the nation’s Medicaid managed care plans.
  2. Understand why state policy, managed care contract language, and advocacy are major drivers for family caregiver supports in managed LTSS.
  3. Learn how health plans, community-based organizations, and regulators can work together to help family caregivers overcome significant barriers, including the need for access to home care workers, instruction, counseling, and respite care.
  4. Find out how health plans can help family caregivers find balance in their caregiver roles, avoiding burnout and compromises to their own health and economic security.
Understanding Long Term Care Options @ St. Francis Kupuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, Room 224
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about the various long term care options available for Hawaii’s families. Led by John McDermott, LSW, ACSW, M.Div. State Long Term Care Ombudsman.

Register today! Space is limited. Contact Maylynn Wong at (808) 547-8138 or


2018 Volunteer Manager Series 1 of 3: Expanding Volunteer Services Outside the Box & Meeting Your Five Percent Requirement
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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A volunteer manager’s primary challenge is to increase the amount of hospice care provided by volunteers.  Meet and exceed your five percent requirement by focusing on providing exceptional care and getting “out of the box.”  Providing a wider variety of work options increases volunteer retention.  This webinar will include ways to expand volunteer services while meeting or exceeding Medicare’s five percent mandate.


  • Design and use of needs assessments
  • Creative program expansion ideas
  • Application of programs to specific needs
  • Creating a volunteer program plan and timeline
  • How it all fits with the five percent requirement
  • Adaptable needs assessment tools
  • Programming ideas that include job descriptions, policies, and procedures
  • Sample training curriculum
  • Sample volunteer program plan and timeline
  • Planning exercise to determine next steps
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • Resources for key topics

This informative webinar is designed for volunteer managers, volunteers on the steering committee, hospice administrators, and other managers.

4th Annual Endowed Scholarship Fundraiser @ JCC Manoa Grand Ballroom
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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$6 parking with validation.

Aloha attire.

RSVP by Thursday, February 15, 2018

For questions or more information, please contact Desiree Uyeda at (808) 956-2904. Purchase tickets or tables online via Eventbrite or download the reservation form.

Requests for Invoice or Purchase Order

If your company requires an an invoice or purchase order with the UH Foundation 501(c)(3) tax ID number for our sponsorship, please contact Desiree Uyeda at (808) 956-2904.

Proceeds from this event will be used to support scholarship and awards for UH Mānoa Nursing students.

HAFP Hawaii Update 2018 – Maintaining Our Identity in the Changing Landscape of Medicine @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day
Kaua`i Pain Conference @ Kauai Marriott Resort
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day
Dementia in the Family – Care Options and Resources @ Pearl City Library
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The workshop “Dementia in the Family – Care Options and Resources” is free to the public and will be held in Pearl City to make it easier for people who live in Central and West O’ahu to attend. For caregivers, the organizers can provide day care to allow caregivers to attend.

Join them for an for an insightful presentations and panel discussion on care options for people living with dementia. Guest speakers are Dr. Jessica Barry and Dr. Lois Ricci, along with Gary Powell from the Caregiver Foundation and Kathy Wyatt from Hale Hauʻoli Hawaiʻi. For details and speaker’s bios please download the press release.

  • A continental breakfast will be provided.
  • Free parking is available at Pearl City Library and on Waimano Home Road.

To register, please call Kathy Wyatt at (808) 292-4665 or (808) 798-8706 by February 24, 2018.

Immigration and the Economy Webinar
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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Senators are searching for a bipartisan immigration deal that can get through Congress and win President Trump’s approval. Even if they succeed, though, many challenging questions about long-term immigration policy will remain.

REMI CEO and Chief Economist Fred Treyz, Ph.D. invites you to his webinar presentation on Wednesday, March 6, 2018 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST exploring the future of immigration and its effects on demographics, the labor force, and the economy.

Migration plays an important role in shaping the future workforce and economy. For this presentation, Dr. Treyz will show how dynamic modeling can capture future changes. He will also examine the employment and GDP effects of different types of longer-term reforms, such as increasing the number of visas for high-skilled workers.

There will be an opportunity for Q-and-A after the presentation.