2014 Hawaii Health Workforce Summit

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN (Click to register)


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. For visit the conference website for details, click here.

Check out past Workforce Summits HERE


The 2014 Faculty Loan Repayment Program Now Open


The Faculty Loan Repayment Program supports health professions educators who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and serve a vital role in preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals. The financial assistance offered through the Faculty Loan Repayment Program decreases the economic barriers associated with pursuing a career as a health professions educator preparing the next generation of health professionals.


The 2014 Faculty Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open. All completed applications must be submitted by June 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm ET to be considered for an award. Please refer to the Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements.

Kona 25 Hour Domestic Violence Training


Registration is now open for the Kona 25 Hour Domestic Violence Training to all member agencies, task forces, JRI members, and the general public.

Get more info and register here.


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.

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

To access resources identified at each of these conferences, click here and select an island on the map.

Maui, the Island of Hawaii and Kaua'i each hosted the Roadmap to Health Careers conference. These conferences identifed the current health stake holders who are expanding the pipeline in health career .The first conference was held in Kona in May 2013. A state wide conference will be held in the fall 2014 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.

To access resources identified at each of these conferences, click here and select an island on the map.



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. http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/doctor-training-program-prepares-its-first-class.html

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 


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



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