Community Calendar

Incorporating Public Health Skills to Improve Quality of Life: Examples From Native American Food Systems
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) is hosting its first virtual conference to bring together public health workers, researchers, and educators to discuss and develop the skills needed to tackle disparities in diet-related disease and food access. The goal of the conference is to present and practice strategies in the areas of assessment, policy development, and assurance that can promote the development of local food systems and improve community health, particularly on tribal lands.

The conference will include presentations on policy development and advocacy, selecting outcome measures for program planning and evaluation, asset building and fiscal management, and creating sustainable food systems. Skill-building workshops will also be used to practice skills such as writing policy briefs, using logic models, and developing a program budget.

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The Dos & Don’ts of Managed Care Contracting
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Public Health Finance Symposium
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am

The purpose of the interactive symposium is to create a public platform to discuss methods for (a) communicating the value of public health and (b) maintaining and managing public health infrastructures and services through likely policy changes and unexpected financial shifts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the history and impact of Colorado’s Public Health Act of 2008, including what can still be improved upon
  • Assess the status of public funding for public health in the new political context
  • Craft a narrative for the value/cost effectiveness of public health that resonates with legislators and the wider public

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SLEEP: From A to Zzz @ Laniakea YWCA - Elizabeth Fuller Hall
Aug 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join Shanon T. Makekau, MD, medical director of the Sleep Lab at Kaiser Permanente, to learn more about:

  • The basic science behind sleep
  • Importance of sleep and how poor sleep affects you
  • Debunking common sleep myths
  • Useful sleep “do’s and don’ts” to get the rest you need

Admission: $15 (includes lunch).  Seating is limited.

Hospice Billing Series: Part 3 of 3: Face-to-Face, Hospice CAP & Palliative Care
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
GIP – Guidelines & Utilization Review
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Dining with Dementia: Techniques to Bring Joy to the Table @ Kahala Nui, Diamond Head Room
Sep 8 @ 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: or (808) 295-2624.

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Hawaii Health Workforce Summit
Sep 9 all-day

Learn about changes in healthcare financing, ideas to improve career satisfaction, updates in oral health, geriatric topics, career planning and rural health.

  • Featured speakers: Dr. Dike Drummond, The Happy MD on Building Career and Personal Satisfaction
  • Carl Taylor, How To Survive In A Hostile Environment
  • Madam Liu Ya Fei, Qi Gong master, Hebei Medical Qi Gong Hospital, Qi Gong and Tai Chi for Burnout Prevention
  • 600 participants expected (one of the largest local medical gatherings) from all areas of medicine in Hawai‘i, including: MD’s, DO’s, Dentists, Allied Health, APRNs, PAs, Office Managers and more!
  • Same day inter-island airfare is provided free for physicians and Hawaii State Rural Health Association members who have requested travel in advance.
  • Topics cover medical and dental topics, practice resources for expanding reimbursement, telehealth, geriatrics, interprofessional practice and healthcare provider happiness. Participants are encouraged to network with colleagues and meet potential future colleagues-students and residents.
  • Saturday 09/09/2017 8:30am-5:00pm.
  • Reception to follow.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks and parking provided.
  • Registration and travel requests close 8/15/2017
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms (tentatively)
  • 7.25 Hours of CME

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National Assisted Living Week
Sep 10 – Sep 17 all-day
National Prevention Network Conference
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

The National Prevention Network conference will be held September 12-14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. The conference is 3 days, complete with keynotes, breakouts, and networking opportunities. The conference theme for 2017 is Rooted in Tradition, Strengthened by Science, Evolving the Field of Prevention.

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