Caregiver Conference @ HJCC Manoa Grand Ballroom
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Caring for family is a big job.  Do you know your options and how you’ll pay for them?

Thousands of people on Oahu are helping older loved ones.  Learn your options for providing and paying for care.


  • What’s Your Plan? Know Your Options
    Michael Yee, CFP
  • Long-Term Care and Life Insurance
    Terry Peacock, Insurance Advisor
  • Reverse Mortgages
    Percy Ihara, Reverse Mortgage Advisor
  • Accessory Dwelling Units
    Curt Kiriu, Certified Aging in Place Specialist
  • Medicaid
    Scott Suzuki, Attorney
  • Government Programs
    Ashley Muraoka-Mamaclay, Elderly Affairs Division

Policy Update
AARP Hawaii

Tips for Improving Quality of Life at Home
Michael Cheang, DrPH

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Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference @ Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Mar 29 – Apr 1 all-day

Welcome to the 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
Save the date for the 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) to be held in beautiful San Diego, CA, from March 29 to April 1, 2017. The meeting will convene at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Built on the former site of a historic shipyard, at every window you can see the vast diversity of San Diego Bay.

Master Lecturers Announced
SBM is proud to welcome the following keynote speakers to the 2017 Annual Meeting! They will deliver talks on chronic pain, precision medicine, and other topics of critical importance.

Francis J. Keefe, PhD, a recognized expert in biopsychosocial aspects of chronic pain, will talk about the current status of research on coping with pain, including novel strategies for understanding coping and enhancing coping skills. Dr. Keefe is the recipient of SBM’s 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award and a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University.

Kate Lorig, DrPH, a dedicated patient advocate, will discuss chronic condition self-management from the patient and health care professional perspectives. Dr. Lorig is the recipient of SBM’s 2016 Jessie Gruman Award for Health Engagement and the director of Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center.

Frank J. Penedo, PhD, an expert in cancer care and survivorship, will provide examples of patient-centered and technology-based precision medicine approaches used in oncology settings. Dr. Penedo directs Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Institute and Northwestern University’s Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Health Outcomes Program.

Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, is an expert in health disparities and cultural competency training for health care professionals. Much of her work focuses in particular on Asian-American communities. Dr. Kagawa-Singer is an emeritus professor in the departments of Community Health Sciences and Asian American Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health.

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HIPHI Kalaupapa National Historical Park Field Trip @ Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Moloka‘i
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

NOTE: The $60 fee covers ONLY the cost of the tour. This does not include any ground transportation or airfare.

Please join us for a field trip to Kalaupapa National Historical Park on Moloka‘i. This Perspectives on Community Health trip will focus on learning about Kalaupapa’s past and present. Using that knowledge, we will begin a conversation about planning a Wellness Day event for the community. As a note, children under the age of 16 are not allowed to enter the park and will be unable to participate in this event.

It is up to you how you want to access the park (by foot or plane), but we encourage you to join us for the hike in and out along the Pali Trail (hike down at 8:30 am and hike out around 3:00 pm). The trail requires about an hour and consists of stepped switch-backs, so bring walking sticks if you have weak knees! The views along the trail are spectacular and not to be missed! If you decide to hike with us we can coordinate rides from the airport to the trailhead in the morning. Please plan meet at the airport no later than 8 am.

Once we reach the peninsula we will join Damien Tours for a one-of-a-kind scenic and historic bus tour of Kalawao and Kalaupapa Settlements. The tour is four hours long (10 am – 2 pm) and stops at many points of interest across the peninsula. This tour company is operated by Gloria Marks, a resident of Kalaupapa. Gloria and her late husband, Richard Marks, created the tour out of a deep respect for telling the history of Kalaupapa, Hawaiian History, and the involvement of the Church. There is a $60 fee particpate in this field trip to cover the cost of the tour.

After we have learned a bit about the current settlement and the powerful history of the peninsula, we will meet with the Park Superintendent and other National Park Service staff for a Talk-Story session to begin generating ideas and identifying resources for planning a Wellness Day with the park staff, patients, and residents.

Deadline to register is March 15, 2017.

For those planning to attend from other islands, you will need to arrange your own airfare. Here are some options we have viewed that may be helpful in planning your itinerary.

Molokai has two airports – Hoolehua (MKK) and Kalaupapa-Topside (LUP). Both Makani Kai Air flies to both MKK and LUP, while Mokulele only flies to MKK. Please select the best option that fits in with your time frame and budget.

If you fly into MKK, you will need to ride from the airport to the Pali trail. Once we have a headcount, we will do our best to coordinate ride sharing to and from the trailhead. From there, you will hike down to the peninsula. We recommend you allocate about 1-1.5 hours to hike down and have a moderate level of physical fitness (the trail is steep and not for beginners). Our staff will be hiking down at about 8:30 AM and hiking back around 3:00 PM. Flights should arrive into MKK by 8:00 AM and depart after 5:00 PM.

If you fly into LUP, you will need to walk into the town from the airport. It is about 1.5 miles from the airport and is flat, level terrain. You will want to arrive into town by 10 AM for the tour. The talk-story session is scheduled to end around 3:00 PM.

Comparative Billing Report on Physical Therapy Webinar
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a discussion of the Comparative Billing Report on Physical Therapy (CBR201702), an educational tool for physical therapists in private practice billing for physical therapy services using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes 97001, 97002, 97035, 97110, 97112, 97140, 97530, and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code G0283. During the webinar, providers interact directly with content specialists and submit questions about the report. See the
announcement for more information and find out how to participate.

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 68th Annual Meeting
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day

Join a diverse group of health professionals at the Society for Public Health Education’s 68th Annual Conference.

It’s an exciting opportunity to share your research findings, program impacts, policy changes, perspectives, and expertise with the health education and health promotion professional community.

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2017 Hospice Manager Series 4 of 4 Pull Your Weight! Maximizing the Role of Everyone on the Team
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The ever-shortening lengths-of-stay dynamic has greatly contributed to nursing stress and burnout. A patient is admitted on Friday and dies on Monday. Is that patient receiving the true biopsychosocial-spiritual care promised? Is the nurse the only member of the team the patient sees?

Interdisciplinary teams are in place for a reason – to ensure holistic care and so that no one team member is burdened with meeting all the needs. This webinar will present ways to address common challenges, examine flexible staffing models (without incurring additional costs), and provide ways to maximize the role of all interdisciplinary team members.


  • Importance of maximizing and expanding the time and skills of social workers and chaplains, which includes addressing pain and symptom management (within their scope of practice)
  • Counseling/communication approaches that can be used by the whole interdisciplinary team
  • Staffing models that go beyond on-call and ensure that even short-stay patients receive the true holistic/interdisciplinary care promised
  • The concept of “we are all responsible for all of the goals”
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • Resources for key topics
  • Discussion guide for staff and volunteers
  • Checklist to guide process
  • Sample descriptions for the variable staffing roles


35th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Apr 2 – Apr 5 all-day

NICWA is excited to announce that our 35th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect will take place in San Diego, Califonia, on April 2–5, 2017. Conference attendees are a cross-section of experts including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal and federal leaders. Be a part of it as we explore the theme of Under One Sky: Weaving love, culture, and traditions into every home.

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National Council for Behavioral Health 2017 Conference @ Washington State Convention Center
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
2017 ICD-10 Coding: Revisions, Updates & Challenges
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Presenter: Sharon Litwin, RN MHA
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SAVE THE DATE – Maui National Public Health Week
Apr 5 all-day