Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Native Student Travel Support Application

The American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting
Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now

San Diego, California
November 10 - 14, 2018




The American Public Health Association (APHA) American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus is proud to offer travel scholarships for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) students to attend the 145th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, California on November 10 - November 14, 2018.

The APHA AIANNH Caucus Student Scholarship will provide AIANNH students interested in public health with assistance towards the costs of traveling to and attending the APHA Annual Meeting. The APHA Annual Meeting addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. In addition, it provides numerous opportunities to learn about public health careers, research careers and to network with AIANNH health professional role models and elders.

All AIANNH full time undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate (within 1 year of graduation) students interested in public health are encouraged to apply. Young professionals are also eligible. Past recipients are not eligible.

If selected, students must agree to the following:
1) Attend all AIANNH Caucus activities of the APHA Meeting;
2) Attend an APHA AIANNH Caucus orientation;
3) Assist during meeting and Caucus sessions with distribution/collection of materials, moderation, summarizing sessions, taking pictures, etc.
4) Submit a brief newsletter article about APHA experience and a post evaluation of the APHA meeting upon its completion; and
5) Submit APHA Meeting travel-related paperwork upon return.

Application Deadline                        PDF
If you are interested in applying for student travel support to attend the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, please complete the attached application form and submit all required items by September 7th 2018.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact APHA American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian Caucus Student Representative This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and Development Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In Hawai'i, feel free to call the AIANNH Caucus Chair, Babette Galang at 808-597-6550.

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POL Pulse Survey


Papa Ola Lōkahi is pleased to announce the Pulse Survey as a means to better listen to and understand how our community members view health. Papa Ola Lōkahi is committed to conducting excellent practice and promoting quality care. This survey, designed to field community perspectives, is conducted every other year in order to better align Papa Ola Lōkahi’s practice with current community values and needs. Your feedback will serve as a valuable resource used to foster the development of relevant programs and services that will lead to continued, meaningful well-being within our Native Hawaiian communities.

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Papa Ola lōkahi is saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka, statesman and voice for the people of Hawai‘i.  He was 93 years old.

Daniel Akaka served in Congress for more than 40 years, first in the House of Representatives, and then in the Senate.  He was an advocate for education, veterans’ affairs and Hawaiian affairs, especially.  He was known to work the halls of Congress with aloha.  He developed relationships with both parties

He was supportive of Hawaiian programs in health, education, housing and others.  In 1997, he was responsible for the revision of the Office of Management & Budget’s Circular 15 (OMB 15) to tease out Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders throughout all federal offices, institutes and agencies, which ultimately led to our own box to check in the Census.  This was an early, but critical, move toward recognition of Native Hawaiians as a distinct people.

 “He was such a strong voice for our people,” exclaimed Sheri-Ann Daniels, Papa Ola Lōkahi executive director. “He was approachable and he got things done.  He was a true statesman.”

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Photo by Kilipaki Vaughan, POL boardmember, March 2009.

Senator Akaka always welcomed Papa Ola Lōkahi whenever we travelled to Washington D.C., the perfect antidote to homesickness.  His office exuded warmth and familiarity.  Aunty Millie, his wife, sat down and talked story as if we were in her parlor.  And the Senator never failed to end a meeting by singing “The Rainbow Song.”

Senator Akaka was awarded the Ka‘ōnohi Award by POL in 2005, for his significant contributions to Hawaiian health and well-being.

All of us on the board and staff of Papa Ola Lōkahi, the five Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems, and the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program will miss him.  All of our aloha to Aunty Millie, his children and their families, and to all the Akaka ‘ohana.

 # PAU #

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