National Health Outreach Conference
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day
NACCHO Preparedness Summit @ Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Apr 25 – Apr 28 all-day

Forces of Change: Capabilities, Innovation, and Partnerships
As public health professionals look towards the next two decades, one thing is certain, the world will not look the same as it does today. Our changing environment, technological innovation and increasing population density in urban areas are just some of the driving forces that will test our ability to take actions to prepare, respond, and recovery from disasters. The focus of the 2017 Preparedness Summit is to explore the factors driving change in our world, analyze how they will impact the future of public health preparedness, and identify opportunities we have today to drive action toward meeting our future needs.

The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2006, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has taken a leadership role in convening a wide array of partners to participate in the Summit; presenting new research findings, sharing tools and resources, and providing a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn how to implement model practices that enhance the nation’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other emergencies. In 2016, the 4-day annual event, brought over 1,800 attendees to Dallas, Texas from nearly every state in the nation as well as several territories and countries, including China and Australia.

In 2017, the Summit will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis from April 25-28 and we hope you will join us!

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Focus on Volunteers: Multi-Generational Perspectives, Programming & Services
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics Volunteering in the United States, 2015, the volunteer rate of 55- to 64-year-olds has declined, while teenagers “continue to have a relatively high volunteer rate, at 26.4 percent.” The demographics of volunteerism have shifted significantly over the past few years. Baby Boomers are heading toward retirement in record numbers. Millennials want to offer their time – but with conditions. Consequently, volunteer managers must accommodate and adjust to these changing desires, needs, and expectations.

This webinar will examine how volunteers are recruited, retained, taught, and assigned. Learn how to include entire families (volunteering as a family unit) in your volunteer workforce. What works well for people of one generation may not work for other generations. The one-size-fits-all model is outdated!


  • Volunteer needs, interests, and dynamics of various generations
  • Importance of focusing on meaning and purpose when working with Millennials
  • Is there a place for virtual volunteering in hospice care?
  • Ways to attract professional retirees
  • Importance of balancing agency and multi-generational volunteers’ needs – marketing, language used, training, and retaining
  • Programs that use the entire family as the volunteer
  • Applying information about multi-generational volunteering to hospice programming, recruitment, training, and retention
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • List of resources for key topics
  • Multi-generational diversity assessment exercise
  • Sample program ideas, including customizable trainings, job descriptions, and policies
  • Planning exercise to determine next steps


This informative webinar is designed for volunteer managers, volunteers on your steering committee, hospice administrators, and other managers. Much of the information can be used by all team members to understand the specific needs, interests, and special dynamics of the different generations served.

Program content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Presenter: Gary Gardia, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW, CT


2017 Sjögren’s & Lupus Patient Conference @ Ko`olau Ballrooms
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

If you are living with Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus and/or any other autoimmune disease you will benefit from the education being shared at the conference! For those who are interested in learning about healthier options and would like to learn how to improve your health and well being…..please join us!
For more details and to register, visit  Please register by April 15, 2017

Registration Fee: $15 per person (continental breakfast & boxed sandwich lunch)

Guest Speakers:

  • Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH
    “How to Mitigate Autoimmune Disease Naturally”
  • Scott Kawamoto, MD, Rheumatologist
  • Miki Garcia, MD, Dermatologist
  • April M. Lewis, OD, FAAO, Optometrist
  • Melaca Cannella, RN
  • Kathryn Taketa-Wong, N.D., L.Ac.



Building Competency in Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth A Training Conference for Community Partners @ Ala Moana Hotel - Hibiscus Ballroom
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The purpose of this conference is to provide information that increases understanding of LGBT youth and their needs, and enhances the ability of community partners and others serving youth to competently provide appropriate and needed services to LGBT youth, in a safe and respectful environment.
Featuring:  Preview of a new documentary on Tongan Leiti by renowned  film-makers, Wilson and Hamer, and overview of their film, A Place in the Middle, a Native Hawaiian approach to inclusion with Kumu Hina Wong.  Presentations on LGBT basics; LGBT support in government agencies; LGBT health concerns and support; LGBT initiatives statewide; LGBT support in our schools; and family, faith, and culture.

Sponsored by:
The Family Court’s Committee on LGBT Youth in Hawaii’s Juvenile Justice System

Including the Family Court of the First Circuit; Office of Youth Services; Office of the Public Defender; Family Law Division of the Department of the Attorney General; Department of Human Services; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Division and Suicide Prevention Program of the Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch, Department of Health; the Department of Education; and the Honolulu Police Department

Funding for this conference is provided by:
Hawaii State Judiciary, Family Court, Court Improvement Program Grant
Office of Youth Services, Hawaii State Department of Human Services


Community Trauma Informed Care for Children, Youths & Families @ Maui Beach Hotel, Elleair Ballroom
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Children have better health and safety outcomes with early identification of risk and protective factors.  Creating nurturing and supportive communities can bring traumatized children to productive and healthy adult life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify 5 biological and environmental factors that put children at risk for physical and psychological trauma.
  2. Identify 3 recommendations to effectively reintegrate HYCF youths back in the community.
  3. Identify 3 best practices to prevent homelessness, entry into the juvenile and adult justice system, fatality, near fatality and suicide amongst teens.
  4. Identify 3 resources to assist in the transition of incarcerated parents and youths back in the community; and assist victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).
  5. Identification, intervention, preventative factors, and the response network needed to meet the complex needs of this traumatized population of vulnerable children

Speaker’s Biography:  The criminal justice system: A place of healing: Mark Patterson at TEDxHonolulu in November 2012.  Mark Patterson is currently the Warden of the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility.    Former Warden, Women’s Community Correctional Center.   Mark Patterson’s vision for the Women’s Community Correctional Center is to create a Puuhonua — a sanctuary, a place of healing and transformation. His strategy includes taking a community-building approach through partnership formation that will have a transforming systemic effect on the Criminal Justice System, utilizing mind, body, spirit and place-perspective, and incorporating a trauma informed system of care framework. With over 25 years of public safety experience in both Hawaii and Nevada, his career began as an adult corrections officer.  Mark was raised on the island of Oahu in Waianae, he is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, attended New Mexico Military Institute, and holds a degree in criminology from Florida State University.

Jessica R. Munoz, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC, Founder and President of Ho’ola Na Pua, a Hawaii based 501(c) (3) nonprofit whose purpose is to provide special treatment campus for commercial sexually exploited children.  She is also an emergency room nurse practitioner for U.S. Acute Care Solutions. Jessica is a resident of Hawaii where for 10 years she has mentored high-risk youth and is leading advocate for holistic services to this vulnerable youth population.

Terry Corkins, Program Director for Ho’ola Na Pua’s Starfish Mentoring Program.  Terry is a certified staff and volunteer trainer providing training on CSEC basics, direct-care services, mentoring, trauma-informed care and crisis prevention. Terry received Group Home Administrator Certification for the State of California and is a Certified Crisis Prevention Institute Trainer. They will provide training on working with sexually exploited youths.

Debbi Amaral, Early Childhood Services Director at Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. Over 30 years of experience as an Educator and Administrator in the Early Childhood arena and notably at MEO in evidenced based programs such as Head Start, Kahi Kamali’i Infant/Toddler, Free to Grow ‘Ohana Strengthening, and Free to Be.

Carole Vida, Head Start Family Strengthening Program Manager at MEO, Inc.  Carole is a Certified Protective Factor Trainer and work with incarcerated women connecting them to their children and families while serving time in prison.

8:30-4:30, with sign-in from 7:45-8:30
Light breakfast and buffet lunch included

Presented by the Maui County Children’s Justice Committee. Funded by the Federal Children’s Justice Act Grant.

Registration:  $50.  Registration and scholarship application deadline: April 12, 2017 (or until class is full)

Scholarship requests will be accepted.  We do not want anyone to be prohibited from attending due to the registration fee. Early registration is suggested, as there is a limit to the number of attendees.

10th Annual Marshallese Education Day @ McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Celebrate our honor students
  • Participate in student & parent sessions
  • Meet with service providers
  • Chance to win an iPad mini

Free continental breakfast and lunch

For more information please contact: Tamara Heine at 545-7767
or visit:

National TAKE-BACK Initiative (NTBI)
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal.  New or used needles and syringes will not be accepted.


  • Hawaii State Capitol – Beretania Street drive-thru 415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI
  • Kahala Mall – inside mall, near Kilauea Avenue entrance 4211 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI
  • Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) – front of Exchange Kaneohe Bay, HI (Must have base access)
  • Pearl City Police Station – parking lot 1100 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City, HI
  • Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange (NEX) – main lobby 4725 Bouganville Drive, Honolulu, HI
  • Schofield Barracks Army and Air Force Exchange Service Schofield Barracks, HI  (AAFES) Post Exchange (PX) – inside, near flower shop (Must have base access)
  • Town Center of Mililani – Meheula Parkway side of mall 95-1249 Meheula Parkway, Mililani, HI
  • Windward Mall – inside mall, near food court 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, HI


  • Ka Waena Lapa’au Medical Complex – upper parking lot 670 Ponahawai Street, Hilo, HI
  • Hawaii Police Department 74 -0611 Hale Makai Place,
    Kona Police Station – parking lot Kailua-Kona, HI


  • Kauai Police Department – parking lot 3990 Kaana Street, Lihue, HI


  • Maui Police Department – parking lot 55 Mahalani

For more information visit or call (808) 541-1930.

National Health Outreach Conference
May 2 – May 4 all-day

General Information

The 2017 National Health Outreach Conference planning team invites you to join us in Annapolis, Maryland on May 2-4, 2017!  As we convene, our conference theme……Navigating the World of Health: A Sea of Opportunity…. will set the stage as we explore new ideas, best practices, promising research, and innovative educational outreach.

This conference seeks to provide a multi-disciplinary and ecological view of health and wellness research, practice and outreach education.  The conference will offer a combination of workshops, seminars, research updates, theoretical perspectives, and thought-provoking dialogue to fully engage participants in the dynamic and complex world of health.  Using the Social Ecological Model as our framework, the conference tracks will offer opportunity for participants to gain new perspectives on how the multifaceted nature of our society, and how each sector influences health.

Conference Goals

The conference planning committee seeks to ensure all attendees enrich and expand his/her knowledge base, as well as build connections that will foster and sustain a Culture of Health. Thus, the goals of this conference are to:

  1. Share community-based outreach, best practices, and applied research that promotes and sustains healthy living and wellness;
  2. Explore evidence and practice-based strategies and approaches that address complex societal issues through a social-ecological framework; and
  3. Engage with others from diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, and perspectives, resulting in new connections, partnerships, and cross-sector collaborations.

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POLST and EMS Webinar
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This is the second in a series of webinars on Using the POLST Paradigm to Honor Patient Wishes Across the Care Continuum. This webinar focuses on POLST in the EMS/Hospital Setting and will be presented by Angela Fera, Paramedic, and Katrina Altenhofen, MPH, Paramedic.