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Intro


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Intro


The Hawai‘i Health Care Conference 2017 gathers principal stakeholders from the health care industry and leaders from other social sectors to create opportunities for common strategic planning and to highlight the unique public health issues facing all of Hawai‘i’s people. 

The conference provides a timely opportunity to reflect on how we finance, measure, and provide health care, addressing both current and future challenges to improving population health.

Now more than ever, these partnership opportunities will determine the future of our island state.

 

The Hawai‘i Health Care Conference 2017 is brought to you by the Hawai‘i Primary Care Association in partnership with the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health.

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Agenda


Agenda


Agenda

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September 21 - 23


Two conference days, followed by one day of post-conference provider-oriented CME-available trainings


Pomaika‘i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery Square

 
 

download FINAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

Health Care Policy in the Trump Era

What proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act mean to Hawai‘i’s health systems

Alternate Payment Methods

How insurers, providers, and policymakers move toward value-based care

Culture-Based Health Interventions

Examining innovation within Native Hawaiian health practices

The Opioid Epidemic

The community-based causality behind a national crisis, and the view from Hawai‘i’s front-line providers

Workforce Development

Diverse methods of preparing future health care worker for evidence-based, team-oriented care

Health, Transportation, and Housing

Social determinants, built environment, and community development to fuel better health

Digital Health

Data mining for improved outcomes and value-based payment systems

 
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Speakers


Speakers


SPEAKERS

Some of the amazing speakers who’ve been confirmed to speak at this year’s conference.

 
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Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

Joining us on day one of the conference is Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States of America.

A staunch public health advocate and champion, Dr. Murthy's tenure as Surgeon General included a focus on the opioid crisis, support for walkable communities, and the pursuit of a more comprehensive approach to well-being.

Dr. Murthy's prior work includes cofounding innovative organizations like Doctors for America and Trial Networks.

In a focused and intimate keynote conversation, Dr. Murthy will share his thoughts on the state of our nation's healthcare system, systemic challenges to improving public health and battling some of our most pressing issues, and the way forward.

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SAM QUINONEs

Award-winning journalist, author, and storyteller Sam Quinones will speak on the second day of the conference, sharing his perspective on the opioid crisis gripping the United States and chronicled in his book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.”

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VEENU AULAKH

Ms. Aulakh, Executive Director of the Center for Care Innovations, will share innovative methodologies for supporting cross-sector collaboration aimed at improving the health of communities.

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Justine espiritu

As Grants Manager for Bikeshare Hawaii, Ms. Espiritu will provide a timely update on efforts to bring comprehensive transportation solutions in the urban core of Oahu.

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NADINE TENN SALLE

Bringing the voice of independent providers to the discussion of alternate payment methods and payment reform is Dr. Nadine Tenn Salle of the Hawaii Independent Physicians Association.

MICHAEL STOLLAR

The President and CEO of the Hawaii Medical Service Association, the state’s largest health insurance plan, Mr. Stollar will participate in a featured plenary on day one of the conference focused on the evolution and future of health care financing and value-based payment.

KATHRYN BRAUN

Presenting comprehensive strategies for addressing Hawaiʻi’s health care workforce development challenges is Dr. Kathryn Braun, Director of the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi.

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ANDREw GARRETT

Mr. Garrett discusses lessons learned from the Community Health Needs Assessment process undertaken by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, with key findings for future collaborative efforts

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HEATHER LUSK

Following Mr. Quinones' keynote on Friday, Ms. Lusk provides an important view of our state efforts to combat the opioid crisis through the Hawaii Opioid and Overdose Leadership Association.

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KEAWE KAHOLOKULA

Dr. Kaholokula is the Chair of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and will present on innovative use of culture-based interventions and health promotion strategies for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.

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On the first day of the conference, Mr. Chang, Executive Director of Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo, discusses grassroots learning networks and how they develop equitable community solutions.

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KATHERINE BURKE

Ms. Burke introduces Na Pou Kihi, an indigenous framework to address social determinants of health via workforce development enhancements and a social justice curriculum.

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ANDREW AOKI

Mr. Aoki leads a panel including Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services, the University of Hawaii, and Hawaii Public Health Institute on the origins and implications of Pilinaha, a connections-oriented framework and approach to community health.


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Conference Supporters


Conference Supporters


Supporters, Sponsors, and Exhibitors

 
 
 
 
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To learn more about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please see the Sponsors page.