The Region IX Office of Minority Health, Office on Women’s Health, and Regional Health Equity Council are partnering to support the National Prevention Strategy (NPS) and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) by hosting the “Region IX Prevention Strategy Summit on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Women and Their Families: Healthy Eating, Active Living and Tobacco-Free”.
The Summit will be held on August 27–28, 2014 in the Sullivan Conference Center in Honolulu, HI.
The goal of the Summit is to promote the systematic adoption, implementation and evaluation of successful programs, practices and policy changes to advance tobacco-free living, healthy eating and active living in Hawaii. To achieve its goal, the Summit will convene approximately 100 key stakeholders, researchers, advocates, health professionals and academicians who work with Asian Americans (AA), Native Hawaiians (NH) and Pacific Islanders (PI) in Hawaii to share competent emerging and promising policies, model programs, prevention strategies and research which effectively address the selected NPS priorities. Each participant in the summit will be asked to contribute a description of a promising practice addressing one or more of the risk factors (tobacco use, nutrition or physical activity) that is effective with the AA, NH and/or PI populations. Post-summit, the 100+ promising practices will be compiled and shared with all participants along with the promising practices compiled by Region IX for the WHIAAPI.
Registration is free – go to – – https://www.blsmeetings.net/RegionIXPreventionStrategySummit/
Region IX Office on Women’s Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
90 7th Street, Suite 5-100, San Francisco, CA 94103