Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip – Historical and Cultural Tour of Lana’i @ Lana'i Culture and Heritage Center
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip - Historical and Cultural Tour of Lana'i @ Lana'i Culture and Heritage Center | Lanai City | Hawaii | United States

Lana’i, affectionately known as the pineapple isle, has such a rich and diverse history. Pulama Lana’i and the Lana’i Culture and Heritage Center work in tandem to help protect Lanai’s culture, history, and resources. They seek to inspire our community and visitors to be informed, thoughtful, and active stewards of the land and culture by preserving its natural history, Hawaiian traditions, diverse heritage, and ranching and plantation-era histories.

Join us on Friday, November 16, from 8 AM – 1 PM as we partner with Pulama Lana’i to learn about the history and culture of Lana’i. We will begin the day at the Lana’i Culture and Heritage Center with a tour of the museum where we will see historical plantation-era documents and memorabilia that represent the cultural diversity of the island. From here, we will travel to Hi’i Bench Overlook, a dry-land agricultural heiau. We will do some restoration work on what used to be vital land to the Hawaiians living in the area. This land provided wood for their hale (house) and plants that were used for medicine and food. To round out the day, we will head back to Richard’s Market where you’ll have the option of picking up a healthy lunch and talking story about the events of day in Dole Park.

We hope to see you there!

Webinar: Local Hawai’i Case Studies in Prevention of Youth Violence and Suicide @ Queens Conference Auditorium Center (QCC) or Zoom Webinar
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Free Zoom Webinar and/or In-Person training at Queens Conference Center (QCC)

Managing the change process within public health organizations is important to ensure improved organizational performance. However, the change process poses formidable challenges. Managers are also facing increased pressure to respond to environmental influences and provide the necessary leadership to their organizations in the change process. In fact, managing organizational change has become a key competency for healthcare managers. In this talk, best practices to establish a change-oriented organization with the culture and capacity for change will be emphasized, including the importance of assessing and addressing change readiness.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss general concepts and best practices of organizational change in public health.
2. Examine the importance of addressing readiness when pursuing organizational change.
3. Describe two examples of local organizational change – youth violence prevention through school connectedness and youth suicide prevention.

Trainer – Jeanelle Sugimoto Matsuda, PhD. – Assistant Professor with University of Hawaii at Department of Psychiatry and Office of Public Health Studies.

Kick Butts Day @ Hawaii State Capitol
Mar 20 all-day
Kick Butts Day @ Hawaii State Capitol | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States

Youth Council Training, Rally and Legislative Meetings – more details coming soon!