Mau'i County's Road Map to Health Careers
Huli Au Ola Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will be hosting the Roadmap to Health Careers.
The conference will be held on January 10, 2014 , 9:00am-2:00pm at the Maui Beach Hotel.
The Conference will identify the current health stake holders who are expanding the pipeline in health career. Together we will be able to compile all resources available to students interested in the health field. Contact the Maui County AHEC Director, Rosie Davis, at 808.553.3623 for more information or click here to register!
To be eligible for the S2S LRP, applicants must currently be enrolled as a full-time student in their last year of an eligible allopathic or osteopathic degree program at a fully accredited school, and planning to complete an accredited primary medical care residency in an NHSC-approved specialty (internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry and geriatrics). In addition, applicants should be interested in working with underserved communities in high need areas throughout the U.S. or its Territories.
The S2S LRP is expected to be competitive, and applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. On average it takes approximately 3 weeks to complete an application. While several documents will be required to submit a completed application, we would encourage applicants planning to apply to begin obtaining the required loan verification and supplemental documentation, letters of recommendation and an official school transcript.
If you any questions, please contact the Customer Care Center at 1-800-221-9393, from Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., ET (except federal holidays).
NIH Loan Repayment Program
Apply now for the 2014 Awards! Participants in the NIH Loan Repayment Programs receive up to $35,000 annually to help repay student loans. Apply here. The application deadline has been extended through December 2, 2013. Supplemental materials from colleagues and supervisors will be accepted through December 16, 2013.
Hawaii Health Systems Corp.’s Primary Care Training Program at Hilo Medical Center
The program is now on the verge of welcoming its first class of physicians pending a decision on the program’s accreditation, which is expected toward the end of October. Once participants have been recruited and accepted, the first class of four medical residency students would begin in July 2014.To read more about the program in the Hawaii Tribune Herald, visit the link below. http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/doctor-training-program-prepares-its-first-class.html
The Hawaii Welcome Wagon Initiative- Ho'okipa- is a coordinated statewide effort to bring together neighbor island rural community partners involved in the recruitment and retention of Hawai'i's healthcare workforce for the purpose of developing and implementing a plan that welcomes newly arriving healthcare students, applicants and providers to Hawai'i. The goal of the initiative is to increase the health care provider workforce in rural areas of Hawai'i. If you would like to sign up for this service, please sign up now.
Congratulations to HOSA Students
The secondary team from Farrington High School and the UH Manoa team won 1st Place (gold medallions) for their 30-second PSA on hypertension. Another video entry from Molokai High School won 1st place and a $500 cash award for their Molokai HOSA story.
NCQA Changing PCMH Guidelines
NCQA is updating the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards and guidelines to reflect current trends in the health care field and place greater emphasis on outcomes measures. The proposed fifth iteration of an NCQA recognition program for primary care practices seeks to increase attention to resource stewardship (e.g. avoiding unnecessary/duplicative testing and services) and hopes to breed a more focused approach to applying resources to the patients that need it most. To aid this aim, revisions also include a streamlined file review. The revised standards and guidelines further encourage population health management by medical homes and promote integration – whether by co-location or other means – of behavioral health with primary care. As patients have always been at the center of the program, revisions continue to highlight key areas of involvement for patients, their families and caregivers. The proposed updates also enhance applicability of the standards to pediatric practices.
The PCMH product will be released in March 2014.
Roadmap to Health Careers
Watch video of the 1st Roadmap conference which took place on May 10, 2013 on the island of Hawaii.
*Be sure to select EDUCATION from the play list in order to watch the 2 part coverage of the Roadmap to Health Careers
2013 Hawaii Health Workforce Summit - video from the conference
Click on links below to view video:
Break Out Sessions
View more from the conference, here