2014 Hawaii Health Workforce Summit

8:45 am to 5:00 pm
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki

Eight hours of CME provided designed to address Healthcare Reform, Patient Centered Medical Homes, Workflow Redesign, New Practice Models, Interprofessional Team Practice, Telemedicine, Career Transition, Health Careers Pathway Resources and Preceptor Training

Registration is free,
same day air travel provided for neighbor island providers

Click HERE to pre-register for the September 6, 2014 Health Workforce Summit

Check out past Workforce Summits HERE

Na Lei Wili AHEC Roadmap Conference


Friday May 9, 2014
7:30am – 3:00pm
Kauai Beach Resort

A gathering for key stakeholders who are expanding the healthcare pipeline for our students (K-12 and College) in Kaua'i County

Hear about the growth of the healthcare industry and the need for developing more workers. Gather information on programs, activities, and other resources relating to healthcare careers awareness, education, and recruitment. Provide information for inclusion in the Statewide website and printed publication (August, 2014)

(Click for flyer PDF)

Meet the 2014 Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program Recipients
An Aging Population and Technology
Eric Dishman of Intel Corporation will be speaking at 3 events from April 10-11. Two of these are open to the public and are offered at the Queen's Conference Center and at UH Manoa. For more details and to register, please visit ww.atrc.org
NHSC Loan Repayment Program 

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is pleased to announce that the 2014 NHSC Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open.  The application cycle will close on March 20th at 7:30 pm ET.

To help ensure that the communities with the greatest need are supported, qualified applicants working in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) with the highest scores as of January 1, 2014, will be given priority.   With continued service, NHSC providers may be able to pay off all of their student loans.

The Program is expected to be competitive.  On average, it takes a few weeks to complete an application so please encourage applicants to begin the process early. It is suggested that applicants start gathering required documentation as soon as possible.

National Health Service Corps Scholarships are available. Click to HERE apply

Also, please share one of our member story videos which features Sean Boynes, DDS, a current NHSC Loan Repayment Program participant.  Dr. Boynes is a dentist practicing at CareSouth Carolina’s Mobile Dental Unit in Society Hill, SC. This will give applicants a unique view into the life of a current NHSC participant.

We appreciate your continued support in helping us to spread the word!

Speakers Bureau: Sign up today! 
Do you want to inspire the next generation to get into a health profession? Have you ever thought of going back to your own high school or other schools to speak about your particular health career pathway?  Want to give back to the community and allow students to get an inside look at being a physician, nurse, dentist, etc.? Sign up here for the Speaker's Bureau and make a difference in the future of Hawai'i.
Mau'i County's Road Map to Health Careers


As part of our goal to get the input from individuals and groups on all islands regarding the many resources available to students interested in health careers, Huli Au Ola Area Health Education Center (AHEC) hosted the Roadmap to Health Careers conference on January 10, 2014 . The Conference identifed the current health stake holders who are expanding the pipeline in health career.

The first conference was held in Kona in May 2013 , and conferences are planned for Kaua'i and Maui in the fall of 2014 followed by a statewide meeting on Oahu.

Watch video of the 1st Roadmap conference which took place on May 10, 2013 on the island of Hawaii.  http://www.naleo.tv/watch/on-demand/ *Be sure to select EDUCATION from the play list in order to watch the 2 part coverage of the Roadmap to Health Careers.


2014 Student to Service Loan Repayment Program application cycle will open soon

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). 

Please review the 2013 Application and Program Guidance for program details and sign up to be notified when the 2014 application opens.

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.


Ho'okipa Program

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.


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. PCMH Public Comment Overview Appendix 1: PCMH Proposed Standards  Appendix 2: All PCMH Documents 


How much do you know about health careers? Take a quick survey!

Just click this link: http://www2.jabsom.hawaii.edu/workforce/survey.htm.




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University of Hawaii at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
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