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Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawai’i COVID-19 3R Team Updates – March 15, 2021

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From: NHPI Hawai’i COVID-19 3R Team <nhpicovid@papaolalokahi.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 2:39 PM
Subject: Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawai’i COVID-19 3R Team Updates – March 15, 2021

March 16, 2020
NHPI 3R RECENT WEBSITE UPDATES

LATEST DATA
The Hawaii Department of Health updates Race data each Monday.

Click on the image to navigate the DOH Dashboard.

……….475,661 Vaccines Administered in Hawai’i, 3/15/21……….
March 16, 2021
Beginning today vaccination data will be reported by Race/Ethnicity daily at noon.  However, data being collected is only drilled down to five buckets in accordance with the federal Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).  Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders are recombined and reported accordingly.

Successful with the infection data collection and reporting, the NHPI 3R Team will continue to advocate for the disaggregation of vaccination data so we can all better serve our communities.

State of Hawaii Weekly COVID-19 Cluster Report, 3/11/2021
VACCINE INFORMATION
HAWAI’I DOH COVID-19 VACCINE
IN-LANGUAGE FAQ 

Chuukese
ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
Ilokano
Kosraean
Marshallese
Pohnpeian
Samoan
Tongan
Yapese

Vaccination Registration
Vaccination Sites
O’ahu
Pier 2 Cruise Terminal
*70+ by appointment only. Register
521 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu

Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall
*70+ by appointment only. Register
777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu

Kauai
Wilcox Medical Center
*70+ by appointment only. Register
3-3420 Kuhio Highway, Lihue

Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital
*70+ by appointment only. Register
4643 Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
*70+ by appointment only. Register
4800 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaʻa

Maui
Maui Memorial Medical Center

*Phase 1a and Phase 1b individuals. Register
221 Mahalani St, Wailuku
Moloka’i
Molokai General Hospital
*Health care personnel, 75+, and frontline essential workers. Walk-ins only.
280 Home Olu Place
Hawai’i
Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital
*Health care workers, essential workers, 70+. Appointment only. Email QNHCHVaccine@queens.org and include name, date of birth, phone number, and employer if you are an essential worker.
www.NHPICOVIDHawaii.net
RESOURCES & SERVICES
VARIOUS SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES
www.NHPICOVIDHawaii.net

NEW RESOURCE
The Department of Health has just published a guide to caring for persons with COVID-19.
WE ARE OCEANIA – BILINGUAL HOTLINE 808-913-1364
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Learn more
GUIDANCE
O’ahu has moved into tier 3 of the COVID-19 reopening strategy.
Read the mayor’s Emergency Order here.
Read more about tier 3 and the reopening strategy below
Read the amended order here.
In-Language Reopening Strategy Documents
SURVEYS
SURVEYS
Several surveys are still in circulation  Your contributions will support accurate allocation of resources, public health message development.
www.NHPICOVIDHawaii.net
WEBINARS
Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Hawai’i’s Diverse Communities
March 22 at 3 PM HST
Register HERE
Registration and Zoom link coming soon!
LEARN MORE
“We are never closer to defeat than in our moments of our greatest victory.”
Kamaka Pili addresses pandemic fatigue.
How long does vaccine immunity last?  In 6 Pacific languages.  @NextGenHawaii
COVID-19 VACCINE FAQs

www.NHPICOVIDHawaii.net
WHO WE ARE

What is the burden of COVID-19 on
Pacific Island and Native Hawaiian communities
in Hawai’i?

The Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawai’i COVID-19 Response, Recovery & Reslilience Team (NHPI 3R) was established in May 2020, in alignment with the national NHPI Response Team, to improve the collection and reporting of accurate data, identify and lend support to initiatives across the Hawaiian Islands working to address COVID-19 among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and unify to establish a presence in the decision-making processes and policies that impact our communities.  More than 40 agencies, organizations and departments comprise this NHPI 3R Team.

COMMITTEES

  • Testing, Tracing & Isolation             Mondays, 2 – 3 PM
  • Policy                                               Mondays, 4 – 6 PM
  • Social Support/Recovery                Tuesdays, 12 – 2 PM
  • Communications                             Thursdays, 12:45 – 2 PM
  • Data & Research                             Fridays, 10 AM – 12 PM

To participate in a committee, please complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6P2WJL9

To share information or resources, complete this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6FXZJRG

REPORTS TO THE COMMUNITY

The NHPI 3R Team has recently completed a 5-part series summarizing the work of the Team to address COVID-19 and prepare for recovery.  Each week we featured an in-depth look in a different topic: Vaccinations, Data, Communications, Policy and Social Supports and Recovery.

Watch them at nhpicovidhawaii.net/2020-in-review

Find Out More

COMMUNITY MAHALO !

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On behalf of Ka’u Rural Health Community Association, Inc. board of directors and I, words cannot express what an honor and pleasure it is to be a part of Kau’s FINEST Network of Community Resources and volunteers, i.e. Bay Clinic Inc. , Ka’u Hospital & Rural Health Clinic, Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi, Hawaii County Mayor Roth’s Administration, Civil Defense, Parks & Recreation, Ka’u Police Dept., DOH/Hawaii District Health Office, Hilo Medical Center, and Coordinated Services. We especially thank the Kupuna, caregivers and families for your commitment “To Do What It Takes To Keep Ka’u Healthy” . We look forward to seeing everyone at the next Covid 19 Vaccine Clinic!

Kupuna came from Oceanview, Naalehu, Pahala and Volcano. Comments included “all the staff, volunteers and vendors were respectful kind, courteous, patient, friendly, sincere and professional”. Everyone said they looking to return for the next Covid 19 Vaccine and will share their positive experience with friends, family, neighbors and community.
Warmest Mahalo Nui Loa,
Auntie Jessie

Peace for Everyone

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This Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. on KHON2

Watch the show! Enjoy the 1-hour program on KHON2, hosted by Tannya Joaquin and John Veneri. “Peace for Everyone” is a virtual fundraiser to make up for 2020 fundraising cancelled due to COVID-19. It’s a special evening of learning, sharing and healing.

Domestic Violence Action Center | PO Box 3198, Honolulu, HI 96801

Aloha Connects Innovation (ACI)

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From: Pono Shim <pshim@oedb.biz>
Date: September 20, 2020 at 10:30:10 AM HST

Aloha mai kakou,  

For the past 3 months we (Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii, skilled consultants, and program designer Omar Sultan) have been working on a program to work with the State of Hawaii to use Cares Act Funding to assist displaced workers or individuals who have been significantly affected financially by COVID 19. This past week with the signing of the contract the Governor issued the Press Release with the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism.  

The State’s program funding will help 350 participants to be placed in Host Companies who have the ability and need to host, train, and support a couple of participants in their organizations thru a paid internship thru December 15th. We know that we cannot help the thousands of individuals suffering thru the pandemic and that there are more businesses that would like to participate then we can onboard. However, we strongly recommend and hope that you will register as either a “Participant” or “Host Company” (if you can support a couple of interns and are aligned with the objectives/compliance of the program).  

Please visit www.edahawaii.org and click on Aloha Connects Innovation “learn more” tab. When you enter the page please select either Participant or Host Company based on your interest and review the information. When you get to the bottom of the page you can select “learn more” to be a Participant (you can register there) or if you’re desiring to be a Host Company you can select “register”. We should be following up with you within the week.  

To reiterate we know we cannot assist all (including companies who would like to Host participants) in being placed in ACI but please don’t be discouraged. If more funding is released thru Congress and subsequently our local Government we believe that we have designed infrastructure for more funding to be invested to help more people discover new career opportunities and skills for their future thru ACI.  

To that point we would love the opportunity to train/prepare displaced workers to position themselves for these types of opportunities regardless if they get placed or not. In a partnership with Microsoft and my Higher Skills Academy training we have opened up training that we begin every 2 weeks for free. We also know that thru these trainings we are opening relationships with ourselves with the hope that these relationships can be helpful to your future. If this is of value to you please register here:

Friday, October 2, 2020 10:00 AM Hawaii – Higher Skills Academy
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqf-GhpjgpE9AyISQQ8hakSCr4YqU2-gLG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   Another free training (thru the end of the 2020 year) you can immediately register thru the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation website https://www.htdc.org/workforce-recovery-initiative-by-coursera/ for over 3800 courses thru the Coursera online learning platform.  

If the menu options are too vast and you don’t know where to begin or choose and would like assistance in considering career opportunities and what pathway you might consider we are hosting a free “Choosing a Path” webinar on September 28 at noon please register here:

Monday, September 28, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Hawaii –
“Choosing a Path” Webinar
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdeqqpz4oH9zFR5PZobyQXJd5umUeaSl9

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please feel free to share this message with others.  

Mahalo nui loa,
Pono  
Pono Shim Oahu Economic Development Board

 Additional Higher Skills Academy registration dates will be posted on the OEDB websiteat www.oedb.biz as the information becomes available.

Sexual Violence Prevention Webinar

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Sponsored by:
The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC)
A program of Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children

Join us for a webinar designed for high school and college students, as well as parents wanting to be informed. Through the viewing and discussion of “SHOTS” a short film developed by the SATC and the Hawai‘i Coalition Against Sexual Assault, we’ll bring this high-risk intersection to life for you. Learn what contributes to the danger, and what can be done to reduce risk.

Click here to register for July 23 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Click here to register for July 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Click here to register for August 6 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Click here to register for August 13 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

COVID-19 PHA Webinar: Clusters & Case Counts: Surviving the Second Wave with Lt. Gov. Josh Green

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August 5th Presenter will be Lieutenant Governor, Josh Green, MD.
https://youtu.be/v3xShwZ_nJI

With the rapid changes regarding COVID-19, it can be difficult to stay up to date with all that is happening in our islands. The Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) will be offering a series of webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on our communities.

After working hard to get our recorded cases down, how concerning are Hawaiiʻs current spikes in COVID-19 cases?

Find out what this means for our state and how we should be responding in our second update from Lieutenant Governor Josh Green.

COVID19 – Ka‘u Community Meeting

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13 July 2020

Video Recording of Meeting: https://youtu.be/hYQGdYdEtwY (1hr 39m)

THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO A
“KA’U COVID 19  UPDATE” 
INFORMATIONAL / EDUCATIONAL MEETING

DATE:     MONDAY   JULY 13, 2020
TIME:      REGISTRATION @ 4:30PM
   MEETING @ 5:00PM – 6:30PM (STARTS / ENDS PROMPTLY)
PLACE:   PAHALA  COMMUNITY CENTER 
                                      (next to Fire Station)

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Wearing of Mask and Social Distancing  is required.
To remain in  compliance to Hawaii State Covid 19 Mandates, seating is limited, attendance is based on “First-Come-First-Serve”.

PARTICIPATION VIA  ZOOM IS ALSO AVAILABLE: 
Email krhcai@yahoo.com or Call the Ka’u Resource & Distance Learning Center at 928-0101 for ZOOM connectivity information.

                COME  JOIN  US  AND “TALK STORY”  WITH: 

  • HAWAII COUNTY MAYOR HARRY KIM
  • HAWAII STATE Lt. GOVERNOR JOSH GREEN
  • Dr. SCOTT MISCOVICH, FOUNDER OF PREMIER MEDICAL GROUP
  • DAN BRINKMAN, CEO EAST HAWAII / HHSC
  • MERILYN HARRIS, KA’U HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
  • ERIC HONDA, INTERIM DEPT. OF HEALTH DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICER

MAHALO!   TO EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING  KA’U COMMUNITY CONCERNS.

Ka’u 8th Annual Floating Lantern Celebration

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