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20180822 HURLaneBPapa Ola Lōkahi executive director Sheri-Ann Daniels and the directors of the five Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems are monitoring Hurricane Lane.  We are all taking precautions to assure our clients, patients, and employees are safe, and facilities are secured.

The cone generated by the projected path of Lane indicates all islands will be impacted from Thursday though Saturday.  Expect to experience intense showers and thunderstorms, flooding and high surf.  There is a high likelihood that we will all see winds of 40 MPH or higher.

A HURRICANE WARNING is currently in effect for the Island of Hawai‘i and Maui County, which includes Molokai, Lāna‘i and Kaho‘olawe. 

A HURRICANE WATCH is in effect for O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.

By Thursday, Papa Ola Lōkahi will be closed.  Hawai‘i Island has already cancelled its classes around the island, and the other NHHCSs are expected to announce adjusted hours for the rest of the week.  Please check their respective websites for updates.

Other resources

Your county office of civil defense will have a list of the emergency shelters on each island.

Be safe, stay informed, kōkua one another. 

Ke Akua pū

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Produced by Papa Ola Lōkahi 2018

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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.

Click here to begin.


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