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Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Winter 2023 Updates

Welcome Our New Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Association Coordinator

We are excited to introduce our newest team member, Chauncey Hatico, CCMA, CHW. Chauncey is joining the team as the Hawai‘i Community Health Worker (HICHW) Association Coordinator. As a Community Health Worker (CHW), he brings a broad range of knowledge and skills related to healthcare, public health, and community engagement. His experience and passion for serving our Hawai‘i communities and priority populations from his previous roles at HMSA, Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‘Ōiwi – a Native Hawaiian Healthcare System, and Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital will contribute to building healthier communities throughout the state.  

Chauncey will assist the HICHW Association’s Leadership Council in equipping and empowering Hawai‘i CHWs. We look forward to the growth of the CHW workforce throughout Hawai‘i. You can contact him at chauncey@hiphi.org or (808) 591-6508 ext. 46.

Welcome Chauncey!

Leadership Meets For Strategic Planning Session

On Saturday, November 18, the HICHW Association Leadership Council met to continue discussing and planning for the future direction of the HICHW Association. The Island Representatives from Hawai‘i Island, O‘ahu, Lānaʻi, and Kaua‘i shared the issues they currently face as CHWs on their respective islands. The Leadership Council also worked together to identify advocacy efforts to continue increasing awareness of the CHW profession throughout Hawai‘i.

With a few two-year terms ending, the Leadership Council also seeks to fill vacant positions. For more information on how to get involved with the Leadership Council or the Association, visit hichw.org. 

2024 Conference Planning Committee Meets

Community Health Workers are gathering to plan the upcoming 2024 Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Conference! Our last in-person conference was held in 2022 at the Ko‘olau Ballrooms on the island of O‘ahu. Nearly 200 CHWs, allies, and employers registered to attend this all-day conference, with record-breaking attendance from our neighboring island CHWs. It was a day filled with rich discussions and training to continue the growth of the CHW profession in Hawai‘i.

If you want to help plan and empower CHWs for the 2024 conference, join our planning committee! The 2024 Conference Planning Committee meetings are every first Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. If you are interested in joining the committee or any of the subcommittees, please contact us at info@hichw.org. 

Job Opportunities

Are you interested in working as a CHW or Bilingual Health Aide (BHA)? Hawai‘i Public Health Institute is hiring CHWs and BHA and will deploy them to outside organizations to help address COVID-19-related illness and other chronic disease conditions. Organizations we are partnering up with include:

  • KTA Super Stores on Hawai‘i Island
  • Mauliola Pharmacy on Maui
  • Catholic Charities on O‘ahu
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies on O‘ahu

 To become a part of this team, visit hiphi.org/employment.

For other CHW-related job openings, visit the hichw.org/employment page today!

Stay Connected

  • Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @HawaiiCHWA to stay connected with the association and all CHW happenings throughout Hawai‘i.
  • Join our listserv to get monthly newsletters and additional resources sent directly to you.
  • To learn more about how you can support CHWs throughout the state of Hawai‘i, please contact info@hichw.org.
Chauncey Hatico

Chauncey Hatico

Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Association Program Coordinator
Rosilyn Filemoni, MPH

Rosilyn Filemoni, MPH

Program Manager: Community Health Worker Liaison
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