Calendar

Jun
28
Wed
Laulima: Team-Based Care Learning Collaborative @ Ala Moana Hotel
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 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.

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)

More information and registration

Jun
29
Thu
Managing Your Costs & Finding Efficiencies to Remain Relevant
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Experts are warning hospices to cut expenses and find efficiencies of 10-20% over the next 3-5 years to keep the doors open.  This webinar will address the non-staff expenses a hospice should closely monitor and manage.  In addition, direct care staff do not focus on daily operational cost considerations, yet their approaches and decisions greatly impact expenditures.

What cost information should be shared with clinical team members?  Which functions can and should be outsourced?  Are we contracting the way we should?  Is there a way to save on insurance and utility costs?  What is a pharmacy benefits manager and should we contract with one?  Managing supply and DME costs seems straightforward, but is it?  This webinar will address these issues and provide potential sources for benchmarking.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Key non-staff expenses and how to monitor them
  • Contract negotiations and when to look for new suppliers
  • Little-known ways to save money on insurance and utilities
  • Proven strategies for managing non-staff expenses
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Key non-staff expenses
  • Sources for benchmarking

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is best suited for financial managers, administrators, directors, and clinical/IDG team managers.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC
Healthcare Provider Solutions,

Registration

Jun
30
Fri
It’s All in Your Approach: Making Positive Connections @ Kahala Nui, Diamond Room
Jun 30 @ 3:30 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: jmishan@hawaii.rr.com or (808) 295-2624.

More information and registration

Jul
6
Thu
2017 National Sexual Health Conference @ Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day

On behalf of the Planning Committee and Supporting National Partners, we are happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 National Sexual Health Conference. The biennial conference has seen sustained growth since its inception in 2013 drawing individuals engaged in activities across the spectrum of sexual health. By coming together utilizing a sexual health framework, we hope we can achieve synergies that will enhance the work in our own specific disciplines. Doing so will help promote many areas of care and education and will improve services for diverse populations.

The conference goals are to:

1) Increase knowledge, communication and respectful attitudes regarding sexual health;
2) Increase use of high quality evidenced-based educational, clinical and other preventive services that improve sexual health;
3) Increase capacity for healthy, responsible, respectful, pleasurable sexual behaviors and relationships;
4) Decrease adverse health outcomes including HIV/AIDS, STIs, viral hepatitis, unintended pregnancies and sexual violence; and
5) Decrease stigma and increase health equity.

More information

Jul
11
Tue
National Association of County & City Health Officials Annual Conference
Jul 11 – Jul 13 all-day

Start making your plans now to attend NACCHO Annual 2017 in July in Pittsburgh, PA. NACCHO is the only national organization that hosts annual conferences that specifically address the needs and concerns of local health officials. NACCHO Annual is one-of-a-kind, learning and networking opportunity for local health officials, and their public health partners from all geographic regions of the nation to share perspectives and engage in dialogue on common key public health practice issues.

More information

 

Project Management for Starting a Palliative Care Program
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Further details will be available 45 days prior to the webinar date.

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

MEET THE PRESENTER
Gloria Turner
Turner Healthcare Consulting

Registration

Jul
12
Wed
Laulima: Team-Based Care Learning Collaborative @ Royal Kona Resort
Jul 12 @ 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.

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)

More information and registration

Jul
13
Thu
Compliance Series: Part 4 of 4: The Final Touches: The Annual Review, the Link Between Performance & Compliance & Staying Current
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Hawaii Youth Services Network Annual Meeting: Youth Homelessness in Hawaii @ Hale Koa Hotel
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Carla Houser, Waikiki Health – Youth Outreach
Ivette Rodriguez Stern, University of Hawaii Center on the Family
HAWAII STREET YOUTH SURVEY RESULTS

Scott Morishige, Governor’s  Coordinator on Homelessness
WORKING TOGETHER TO ADDRESS HAWAII’S HOMELESS ISSUES

Additional speakers to discuss homelessness among youth transitioning from foster care, persons exiting hospitals, and individuals released from prison have been invited but are not yet confirmed.
Come and share your experiences and ideas about ending youth homelessness.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF RETIRING HYSN BOARD MEMBERS

  • ALAN SHINN, Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii
  • LAVERNE BISHOP, Hale `Opio Kauai

Registration and continental breakfast starting at 8:30 am

Cost:
HYSN member agencies – $30.00
Other organizations (Non-member organizations and Government) and interested individuals – $45.00

Application pending for CEUs for Social Workers and Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Counselors (CSAC)

To register: Click on this link https://hysnannualmeeting2017.eventbrite.com

Online credit card payments accepted; If you cannot pay via credit card, contact
us.  If you have difficulty with registration, please call Regina Jacobs at 808-489-9549 Ext.2
Registration deadline:  Friday, July 10, 2017

Airline subsidies for Neighbor Island HYSN member agencies:
1 round trip ticket for HYSN member agencies with dues paid for the current year.  Contact Regina Jacobs (808-489-9549 or regina@hysn.org) with your travel request.

Jul
14
Fri
Brain Health and Preventing Dementia
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative is motivating practitioners and service providers to help all engage in best practices for brain health and preventing dementia. Hawai‘i State Plan has the vision to support all Hawai‘i’s people who are touched by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) with early detection and quality care.

Hosted by: Hawai’i Public Health Training Huí

Guest Speaker: Kamal Masaki, MD, Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Speaker Bio:
Kamal Masaki, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. She earned her medical degree at the University of Bombay, India, and completed Internal Medicine Residency training at Michigan State University and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship training at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. Dr. Masaki was the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa for 8 years and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Masaki has received numerous teaching and research awards, and was selected by Hawai‘i physicians to “The Best Doctors in America” three times. She is a co- author on over 200 publications in scientific journals.

Learning Objectives:

1)  Describe risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).
2)  Explain “The Health Brain Initiative” as supported by CDC and Alzheimer’s Association including what role public health needs to do in addressing ADRDs.
3)  Recommend the best steps to locally improve and promote brain health in Hawai‘i including highlighting best practices and collaborations already in place.

Continuing Education:

Approved for 1.5 hours CSAC and 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education (CE) contact hour
Approved for 1.5 hours CE for Certificated Health Education Specialist (CHES)
​Approved for 1.5 hours CPEU for for Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Registered Dietetic Nutritionists (RDNs)

For more information, contact: Camille Cristobal cuc@hawaii.edu (808) 627-5246

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/58294d6e5ecf04a566858a512be5123a