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The Hui is a collaborative that offers trainings with continuing education credits to healthcare professionals and community members working to promote population health, social welfare, and well-being in Hawaiʻi. Our goal is to provide statewide workforce training, coordination and collaboration.


The Hui’s mission is to work collaboratively to empower Hawai‘i’s public health workforce with improved leadership, management, and decision-making skills, and to stimulate creativity and innovation among local public health personnel and community members who can improve the delivery of quality public health services.

Steering Committee

The Hui is led by a steering committee made up of a dedicated group of 19 individuals from eight different organizations including the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Hawai‘i Primary Care Association, Hawai‘i Health and Harm Reduction Center, Papa Ola Lōkahi, Mental Health America of Hawai‘i, and the University of Hawai‘i.


Hui trainings are offered via webinar throughout the year with topics based on needs assessments conducted every three to four years by the Hui steering committee. More than 120 different organizations have participated in the trainings and more than 2,800 members are connected on the hui’s listserv! To join the listserv and get notified of upcoming training opportunities, please email

Bioethics in the time of COVID

Waiting for Change: A Direct Service Provider's Guide to Self-Care and Grief Literacy

Training of Facilitators 101

Continuing Education Credits offered:

Social Work (SW) credit hours are approved for those of the following: Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (PhD), Doctorate of Social Work (DSW), Master of Social Work (MSW), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). These credits are approved and provided by the National Association of Social Workers – Hawaiʻi Chapter. Social workers in the State of Hawaiʻi are required to complete a minimum of forty-five (45) credit hours of continuing education courses during the licensing triennium. A minimum of three credit hours shall be in ethics courses.

Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) credit hours are approved for Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professionals (CCJP), and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).  The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) approves education units.

Registered Dietitians Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU) credit hours are approved for Registered Dietitians (RD), Registered Dietetic Nutritionists (RDN) and Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTR). Trainings are approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Dietitians are required to complete a minimum of seventy-five (75) credit hours of continuing education trainings over a course of five years.

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) credits are approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing for Certified Health Education Specialists and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES). In order to maintain certification, CHES and MCHES must accumulate a minimum of seventy-five (75) Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) over the five year certification period.

Activities are planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) through the joint partnership of Hawai’i State Center for Nursing and the Hawai’i Public Health Institute. Hawai’i State Center for Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the ANCC’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Hui is a proud member of the Western Region Public Health Center. The Western Region Public Health Training Center is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. PHLN is the nation’s most comprehensive system of public health educators, experts, and thought leaders.

Thank You For All The Support!

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Makamae Namahoe, MPA

Makamae Namahoe, MPA

Training and Workforce Development Initiatives Program Manager
[she/her] Since joining HIPHI in 2018, Makamae coordinates the Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui program and community-based initiatives focused on strengthening capacity for our public health workforce in Hawai‘i and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Her work is centered in her background as a Native Hawaiian immersion student. She believes in health access and equity for all in Hawai‘i and across the Pacific Ocean. Makamae earned her BS in Nutrition and MPA from Long Island University. Her background includes student affairs operations and program management. In her spare time, you can find Makamae in the gym coaching volleyball for the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Vulcans, spending time with family, finding new eateries, and being outdoors.
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