Health & Hawaiian Affairs Committee Informational Briefing 9/24/13: “Assessment & Priorities for Health and Well-being of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples”

THE SENATE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

INTERIM OF 2013

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Senator Josh Green, Chair

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair

Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland Sen. Sam Slom
Sen. Clarence K. Nishihara

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Representative Della Au Belatti, Chair

Representative Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro
Rep. Mele Carroll Rep. Justin H. Woodson
Rep. Jo Jordan Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto
Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

COMMITTEE ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro, Chair

Senator Clayton Hee, Vice Chair

Sen. Brickwood Galuteria Sen. Sam Slom
Sen. Michelle N. Kidani

COMMITTEE ON OCEAN, MARINE RESOURCES, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Representative Faye P. Hanohano, Chair

Representative Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

Rep. Denny Coffman Rep. Nicole E. Lowen
Rep. Cindy Evans Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say
Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami Rep. Richard Lee Fale
Rep. Chris Lee

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
TIME: 10:30 AM
PLACE: Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

The purpose of this Joint Informational Briefing is for the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine to present the report: “Assessment & Priorities for Health and Well-being of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples.” The new report includes information from scientific studies, government reports, and key interviews with organizations serving native Hawaiians and other Pacific people.  The report findings identify areas of continual health inequity, particularly with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.  The report also identifies promising trends and gains in key areas of improvement such as life expectancy, diabetes education, and health related-educational advancement.  Lastly the report will cover model programs developed through community-engaged collaborations that demonstrate innovative solutions can be found in urban areas such as Kalihi Valley and Papakolea, as well as rural locations on Neighbor Islands.

No public testimony will be accepted.

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the informational briefing  (i.e., sign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at (808) 586-9425 to make a request for arrangements at least 24 hours prior to the briefing.  Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at (808) 586-9425.

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