Community Calendar

May
30
Tue
AHCA 2017 Annual Meeting @ JW Marriott Austin
May 30 – Jun 3 all-day

ACHA is the only association for college health professionals in all disciplines, and we’re bringing the knowledge and training you need to our 2017 Annual Meeting. Join nearly 2,000 college health professionals for a program rich in content, collaboration, insights, and innovation.

Why attend?

  • Get inspired by engaging presentations from college health experts of all disciplines and learn about innovative health and wellness programs on campuses across the country.
  • Expand your professional horizons and leadership skills by immersing yourself in a dynamic community of college health experts and your peers who share the same goals and challenges.
  • Earn CE credits at educational sessions and pre-conference workshops covering best practices, new research, emerging trends, and more.
  • Experience first-hand the latest tools and services relevant to your practice.

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Jun
1
Thu
Beyond Ebola: Preparing for Emerging Infectious Diseases and other Public Health Threats @ Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

This conference is sponsored by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Public Health Preparedness Branch. We have a great lineup of distinguished speakers and experts who will be presenting up-to-date information about emerging diseases and public health threats, preparedness and response lessons learned from real-world incidents, and gaps and areas of concern as we look ahead. Panels and breakout sessions will address a range of issues and allow ample time for discussion and interaction.

Speakers:

  • Col. Ted Cieslak, MD
  • Carrie Williams
  • Mark Keim, MD
  • Syra Madad, DHSc

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Build Power for Health Equity: Strategic Practices for Local Health Departments
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am

How can local health departments effectively advance health equity? In this webinar, we will describe a set of “inside” and “outside” strategic practices that public local health departments can use to advance equity. The panelists will provide concrete examples of how they have implemented these practices, their lessons learned, and their practical guidance to local health department staff interested in tackling similar efforts. We will cover specific practices such as hiring and contracting, staff training, partnering with community organizing groups, and using Health in All Policies. Broader themes to be discussed include confronting the root causes of inequity and supporting leadership and innovation to advance equity.

Health inequities result from inequities in the social determinants of health, which in turn result from racial and other forms of oppression and power imbalances. Public health practitioners face numerous challenges in tackling these root causes of health inequities, including risk-averse leadership, political pushback, perceptions of the limits of scope of public health practice, and lack of capacity and resources. Advancing equity, therefore, requires “inside” and “outside” strategies. On the inside, leadership and staff of health agencies must first build their understanding of equity, power, and oppression and then act on that understanding. But by itself a health agency will never have enough power to advance equity, so work outside the department is also necessary. Health agencies must build relationships and work closely with community groups and others that can use their democratic rights to advocate for change and hold the agency and others in government accountable to their needs.

This free Web Forum is recommended for all local health department staff and public health professionals interested in advancing health equity. Closed captioning will be available for all attendees.

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Post-Acute Care & Integration for Hospice & Home Care
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This webinar will provide the most recent updates to the IMPACT Act of 2014 along with the intention and strategy behind the act, including CMS rules and provisions that are moving our healthcare system from quantity to quality.  Current models of care opportunities and requirements that align acute-care providers, post-acute care providers, and beneficiaries will be identified and discussed.

A preferred post-acute care provider fits the profile of a top performer that delivers the best quality and cost outcomes, successfully manages medically complex patients, and commits to ongoing performance improvement.  Post-acute care choice will slowly become a thing of the past.  Partnerships that meet acute-care providers’ needs will be where patient steerage will occur.  Attend this session to see if your organization meets all the requirements to align and prepare to be that “preferred” post-acute care provider partner.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IMPACT Act essentials and roll-out timeline
  • Key elements to participate as a preferred post-acute care provider
  • Data sets, outcome measures, and how to effectively identify partnership opportunities
  • What the right care in the right setting means
  • What value do you offer and is it measurable?
  • How to achieve post-acute care coordination
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Links to resources and reference materials

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, DOPCSs, business development staff, marketing personnel, agency owners, management, and supervisory staff.  These sessions are especially beneficial for agencies that offer home health, hospice, and palliative care, or want to expand services and programs within post-acute care delivery.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN

Registration

Jun
2
Fri
How to work with Limited English Proficient Individuals
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Maui Training! with Suzanne Zeng, Ph.D.

Register now thru May 26, 2017.

WHEN
June 2, 2017
Session 1: 9:00 AM –11:30 AM
Session 2: 1:00 PM –3:30 PM
Noregistration fee.
Space is limited . First-come, first served.

WHERE
Session 1: 9:00 AM –11:30 AM
UH Maui College, Ike Kea
310 West Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732

Session 2: 1:00 PM –3:30 PM
Maui State Office Building
Conference Room B
54 S. High Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

WHO should attend?

  • State & County employees who provide
    direct services to/or may encounter
    LEP individuals
  • State & County managers and
    supervisors who oversee the delivery
    of services to LEP individuals.
  • Public is invited to attend

REGISTER HERE:
Session 1: http://tinyurl.com/MAUI-LEP-TRAINING-SESSION-I
Session 2: http://tinyurl.com/MAUI-LEP-TRAINING-SESSION-2

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Any Questions?
Phone: (808) 586-8730 or E-Mail: ola@doh.hawaii.gov

Jun
8
Thu
POLST in the Nursing Home Setting Webinar
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

This is the fourth 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 Nursing Home Setting and will be presented by Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, and Nicole Peterson, DNP, ARNP.

Registration

Compliance Series: Part 2: Down to Work: Constructing the Framework
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Part 2 of this series introduces Hospice Fundamentals’ innovative Path of the Prudent Hospice™ and uses it to present key structural components of your hospice’s compliance structure.  Specific areas include obtaining board support, writing your plan, education policies and procedures, working with human resources, and more.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Path of the Prudent Hospice™ – the planning and diagnostic tool
  • Responsibilities of the compliance officer and compliance committee
  • Code of conduct and written policies and procedures – the important connection
  • Education – who needs to know what?
  • The Human Resource – compliance connection: the often-overlooked synergy
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • 11 steps to developing a compliance program
  • Practical guidance for healthcare governing boards
  • Board report outline
  • Assessment of current indicators
  • Compliance complaint investigation and tracking forms
  • Education training groups and topics

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for the group responsible for constructing or improving the compliance structure, including representatives from clinical leadership, human resources, the business office, education, QAPI, compliance, and the IDG.

MEET THE PRESENTERS

Registration

Jun
9
Fri
Ka Pilina Pulama Family Camp @ Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

What kinds of activities do you provide?
We base our activities on our camp theme. In 2016, our theme was “The Rhythms
of Life.” We had taiko drum making and performing, hula lessons, and memorial
lantern making. Visit our website and check the “special events” section for video and pictures of previous camps.

Will I receive a camp schedule?
A welcome packet is mailed to each family before camp. A schedule will be included, and will be posted each day at camp.

What should I bring to camp?
Basic necessities, such as a tent, clothes, flashlight, bedding, towels, sunscreen, etc. A list of what to bring will be included in your welcome packet.

May I bring a memento to honor my loved one?
Yes! Please bring a picture or memento of your loved one (e.g., framed photo, letters, cards, or any item that reminds you of them).  We usually incorporate an activity with your mementos (you will be able to take them home when you leave).

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Jun
13
Tue
POLST in the Hospice Setting Webinar
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This is the fifth and final 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 Hospice Setting and will be presented by Kandyce Powell, RN, MSN and Jane Dorhmann, LISW, ACHP-SW.

Registration

Jun
15
Thu
Post-Acute Care Series: Value-Based Post-Acute Service for Hospice Home Care: Key Strategic Considerations
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The second webinar in this series will provide the dynamics of how a value-based post-acute care provider network effectively flows along with current disease state examples.  This program will cover data requirements and integration, reporting, smooth care transitions, and quality measures including patient experience and efficiency that affect value-based care.  Attend this session to equip your organization with the tools to offer value, participate as a Value-Based Post-Acute Care Provider and Partner participating not only in risk and risk sharing, but also in aligned incentives.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Define true “post-acute care coordination”
  • Acute care pain points, including CMS Alternate Payment Models’ impact (bundled payments, ACOs)
  • Critical data points for quality cross-functional measures
  • Hospice quality reporting patient assessment initiatives
  • Home health quality reporting patient assessment initiatives
  • Recognize “soft steerage” of post-acute care preferred providers
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Links to resources and reference materials

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, DOPCSs, business development staff, marketing personnel, agency owners, management, and supervisory staff.  These sessions are especially beneficial for agencies that offer home health, hospice, and palliative care, or want to expand services and programs within post-acute care delivery.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN
Ahearn Advisement Partners

Registration

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