Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: Report Release
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will release a report on how to accelerate progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities. The report discusses which interventions are most promising to prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving as well as barriers to action and approaches to overcome them.

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WeBytes: 30 Minute Webinars for the Busy Public Health Professional
Jan 18 all-day

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Walking Towards Justice – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

To provide an open platform for discussion and aid in identifying potential solutions to improve walkability for ALL, America Walks has launched a new social equity-inspired online discussion series titled: Walking Towards Justice. Walking Towards Justice is a webinar series that integrates literature into a discussion regarding the intersectionality of mobility, race, class, gender, and politics.

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Blue Zones Approaches—Lessons Learned From the World’s Longest Living and Active People
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am


Free Zoom Webinar and/or In-person training at Queens Conference Center (QCC)

Research from extraordinarily long-lived communities—Blue Zones—around the globe highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years. A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer with a good quality lifestyle.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the Blue Zones regions in the world and the findings of for their longevity.
2. Summarize nine best practices that positively impact successful aging, active lifestyle and emotional wellbeing
3. Share success stories from Blue Zones evidence-based research on diet, happiness, and active living.

Trainer is Kathy Davenport-Community Program Manager of Blue Zones Project Hawaii.  Kathy joined the Blue Zones Project after having served as the Director of Community Affairs for Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine. Beside Blue Zones, Kathy is known by many in the community as a motivational speaker, workshop trainer, fine art photographer, and writer with featured column.

ESRD QIP: Final Rule for CY 2018 Call
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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During this call, learn about provisions in the CY 2018 End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System final rule, including plans for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) in Payment Year (PY) 2019,
2020, and 2021. Topics include:

  • ESRD QIP legislative framework
  • Measures, standards, scoring method, and payment reduction scale for PY 2021
  • Modifications to PY 2019 and PY 2020 policies

A question and answer session follows the presentation.

Target Audience: Dialysis clinics and organizations, nephrologists, hospitals with dialysis units, billers/coders, and quality improvement experts.

Advanced Risk Management and CDI Workshop – Palm Beach @ Palm Beach
Jan 25 all-day

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Review the different risk adjustment models and their impact on medical practice management.

Discuss the impact of shifting from RAPS to EDS. What does this mean for office based claims?

Take a deep dive into HCC Coding and Documentation. Review real examples to see what validates, what doesn’t, and why. Tips for engaging physicians.

Learn how to leverage frontline staff to be successful in the world of risk adjustment and value based payments.

YOU  WILL RECEIVE:   ($130+ value)

  • Color copy of presentation
  • CMS-HCC Quick Coder
  • Clinical Documentation and Coding Guide
  • Laminated Coding and Documentation Tools
  • AMA, AAFP and AAPC Approved Education


  • Physicans, ARNP’s and PA’s
  • Administrators and Frontline Staff
  • CDI Specialists
  • Executive Leaders
  • ACO, MSO and IPA Teams
  • Medical Coders and Billers

Approved by the AMA and AAFP for 5.75 Hours of CME

Approved by the AAPC for 6.0 hours of CEUs!

Giving Back to the Community with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank @ Kauai Independent Food Bank
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Kick off your new year by giving back to your community! We will be collaborating with the Kaua’i Independent Food Bank to bring you the first Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip of 2018. Join us for a morning of learning about this organization and volunteer your time to help pack backpacks.

The Kaua’i Independent Food Bank’s (KIFB) Backpack Program provides food for keiki over the weekends, when school lunches are not available. The Backpack Program began in 2007 after KIFB staff serving healthy snacks at a westside after-school program observed students “stocking up” on Friday, so they would have enough food for the weekend. The primary goal of the program is to help children who rely on free school meals for nourishment by ensuring they do not go hungry on weekends.

Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation with you to the field trip. Every little bit helps!

Skilled Nursing, Rehab and Vent/Trach & Respiratory Care in Hawaii & What You Need to Know
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm


Presented by Tyrus Lefler, NHA & Executive Director and Jon Canella, MSW, & Director of Admissions, Social Services, & Marketing for the Care Center of Honolulu.

Questions? Email Kelika Ishol at

If you are not sure about what Skilled Nursing, Rehab, or Long Term Care services and what they offer, this webinar will help you to understand how it all works.

Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, or private insurance, tune in to this webinar to learn all about the reimbursement rates and how folks are able to navigate this sometimes confusing system.

Jon Canella, MSW & Director of Social Services, Admissions and Marketing along with Executive Director Tyrus Lefler, NHA, of the Care Center of Honolulu will share important information. This webinar is great for professionals in the industry, family members, and caregivers.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Webinar ID: 412 292 970

Tyrus and Jon have an extensive backgrounds in the healthcare, skilled nursing, rehab, and long term care. They both have helped hundreds of clients through the years. Both have a combined tenure of over 30 years in the industry.

LGBTQ Youth; Walking the Talk of Inclusive Sexual Health Education @ Airport Honolulu Hotel
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer are at disproportionate risk for multiple negative health outcomes including earlier onset of sexual behavior, increased number of sexual partners and decreased use of effective risk reduction strategies when compared to their heterosexual peers. Youth-serving professionals often struggle to understand the latest terminology, the nuances in LGBTQ youth culture and the most effective ways to be responsive and inclusive of the needs of sexual minority youth. This presentation will help health and education professionals understand the latest language, sexual health trends and effective strategies to better meet the needs of LGBTQ youth.

Nora Gelperin, M.Ed. Director of Sexuality Education and Training, Advocates for Youth

Nora is one of the co-authors of the Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Sexuality Education curriculum used in all 50 states and over 60 countries around the world. She is one of the national technical assistance providers on the Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) initiative; has been a member of the Future of Sex Education (FoSE) initiative; and was part of the core team that developed the National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills K-12 (2011) and National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education, (Journal of School Health, 2014).

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Queen’s Speaking of Health – The Psychology of Eating: Understanding the Keys to Successful Weight Management @ The Queen's Conference Center
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

When it comes to managing or losing weight, it’s not just about food.  Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions can influence eating behaviors and impact long-term success.  Discover the keys to successful weight management with psychologist Ronnie Sato, PsyD, and registered dietitian Connice Wang, RD.  They are part of the Queen’s Comprehensive Weight Management Program, which has helped thousands of people in Hawaii take control of their weight, health and lives.

Learn about:

  • The psychology of eating
  • The difference between physical and mental hunger
  • Your relationship with food
  • Strategies for mindful eating
  • Tips for sustainable behavior changes

Space is limited.  Reservations are required. Click here to register online or call The Queen’s Referral Line at 691-7117.

Parking is available for a $5 flat rate with validation in the Physicians Office Building III, which is recommended as it is the closest to the Queen’s Conference Center. Enter from Lauhala street. You can also park at Physicians Office Building I and Miller parking garages for the same $5 flat rate with validation.

Can’t get in because the lecture is full? Can’t make it because of a baby lu‘au? You’ll be happy to know that you can watch the recording of this lecture online about 2 weeks after the event on Queen’s YouTube channel. Since 2016, we’ve posted all of the Queen’s Speaking of Health lectures online. Click here to check them out and see what you’ve missed!