NEWS & EVENTS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
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
ROADMAP TO HEALTHCARE
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)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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