COVID-19 Status (from Sep-21-2021)

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210921 Case Count for Week

210921 Data

210921 HMC Data

Alzheimer’s Association – September 2021 Programs

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September is HERE!!!That means it’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s month for Hawai‘i Island! In addition to our Walk, check out the Alzheimer’s Association’s programs going on this month as well as some COVID-19-related resources. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about our care and support programs or the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 


Online Education Programs and Support Groups

Attached is our team’s schedule of Online Education Programs for this month. These programs are all via Zoom and require registration. We can also bring our programs to specific organizations or groups, so please reach out to me if this is something you may be interested in. We also continue to provide Online Support Groups for caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. If you are interested in attending our Hawai‘i Island caregiver group, please let me know.

2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

With the safety of our Hawai‘i Island community in mind, our Hilo Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee has decided to make this year’s Walk a “Walk wherever you are” event. We will be displaying a Walk Flower Promise Garden in town and connecting with participants through our social media platforms on September 18There’s still time to join the fight to #ENDALZ by starting or joining a Walk team for ourHawaii Island walkMore information will be out soon, so stay tuned!

COVID-19, Alzheimer’s and Dementia

 I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as the surges in COVID-19 on Hawai‘i Island continue–especially those of us who are caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. I wanted to remind everyone about the Alzheimer’s Association’s COVID-19, Alzheimer’s and Dementia resource websiteClick here to learn more.
Also, a big mahalo to our partners at Community First Hawai‘i for letting me share a little of my family’s personal caregiving experiences in this pandemic with my 96-year-old Nana who is living with dementia. You can check it out in last Sunday’s Hawaii Tribune Herald.

Nicolas K. Los Baños 
Hawai‘i Island Regional Coordinator | Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter | direct (phone/text): 808.518.6649 | | | Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

DVAC – Domestic Violence Action Center – September 2021

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See you in September….oh, that would be now! That’s why we are in touch. Too much time passing by, and you may overlook the invitation to light a candle as part of our community wide “Be a Torch for Change” initiative.
Every Wednesday in September, TONIGHT, 8:30 to 9:30 pm, your LIGHT symbolizes your solidarity in support of survivors of domestic violence. #itsgonnatakeallofus
Be a Torch for Change
We are busy at the Domestic Violence Action Center. Domestic Violence Awareness Month follows right on the heels of September…
October is our opportunity to keep the spotlight on the community challenge, the threat to community well being, the risk to safety and hope for adult and children suffering the harm of abuse.
This year’s theme is “e Ho’okanaka,”
which means to be a man of worth,
to mature and see one’s obligations clearly, while behaving appropriately
with others. 500 of these masks will
be distributed in October.
The annual Men’s March Against Violence, which was cancelled ast year, due to coronavirus restriction, is being planned for this year in a different format. We will feature several Living808 segments focused on the month and the imperative for men to live as allies in this work.
DVAC is also in discussion about the design and production of a mural, with art created by Solomon Enos. Stay tuned for more information about that!
City Mill is devoting their Spare Change campaign to DVAC from October 1 – 17. Be sure to shop and support local business, and round up with change, helping to fill up our bank account! 😊
Offsite retreat at Elks Lodge Waikiki
Our management team spent a day in Retreat to reflect on this past year, and vision the way forward, with persistent challenges and many opportunities presenting themselves.
Our staff, in devotion to island families achieved remarkable things in 2020-21, and new dreams, hard work and brilliant ideas for our agency’s unduplicated service to island families will be rolled out.
We are nine (9) months into the celebration of the organization’s 30th Anniversary. Of course we had to pivot, adapt and alter our original plans.
But we have accomplished a variety of things in honor of the collective effort made in service to island families.
  • Breakfast Briefings, Island Voices (featured monthly in the Star Advertiser), Council of Allies featured in videos posted regularly on DVAC’s social media platforms
  • Development and sale of Pegge Hopper designs on merchandise – still available on our website
  • Mahalo to Moms – honoring those who dedicate themselves to the best interests of their children
  • #HawaiiRadDads – to recognize the good fathers we see
  • Sign-waving opportunities to create awareness throughout our community
  • And we still have four more months to go!
DVAC has begun developing some ideas for consideration in the upcoming legislative Session. The system in place, to offer support is lacking in strategic effectiveness. This needs some collective attention, focus and reform. We will have a new section on our website focused on the public policy work – watch for it…
If you or your company would like to sponsor a table,
please click on the link below:
Donate what you can! Please consider making a donation to DVAC today. Each contribution helps us to provide invaluable support and resources to Hawaii’s women and children. We can’t do this without you.
Domestic Violence Action Center
Domestic Violence Action Center | PO Box 3198, Honolulu, HI 96801

Kukui Gram – September 2021

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SMP Hawaii (Senior Medicare Patrol), has published the September edition of Kukui Gram. Read about Grandparent Scams and their calendar of events that are open to the public.

SMP Hawaii’s mission is to help Kupuna PREVENT, DETECT, and REPORT MEDICARE Fraud and Abuse.

Video – Covid 19 Vaccine/Testing Community Outreach

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KRH Clinic on Aug 28, 2021 administered 104 Vaccines (previous count was 86),  Queens’ NHCH Tested 66 people (previous count was 50).
We’ve been having great turn out for these events and we’re glad that more people are taking advantage of this opportunity.

NACHW Newsletter – August 04, 2021

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Community Health Workers united nationally to support communities in achieving health, equity and social justice.

Coming Together in Unity

We are so thankful for this community! Our annual meeting and Unity conference was a huge success full of fellowship, community, and learning. We say thank you to our sponsors for their generous contribution of dollars and gifts, our incredible speakers in presenting excellent content, and our registrants and attendees in amplifying our message and providing continued feedback on the future of our workforce.

We also wish congratulations to our newest board members, elected by our members during our annual meeting.

  • Teresa Campos
  • Amber Culver
  • Lillie Fox
  • Ricardo Garay
  • Kim Jay
  • Lily Lee
  • Paige Menking

Hope & Care Awards Recipients

On day two of our Unity Conference, NACHW recognized exemplary efforts by CHWs through our first annual Hope & Care Awards. As Community Health Workers, we’re doing hard work on the frontlines in our communities, serving as trusted advocates for empowerment and social justice. Nominated by their peers, these four CHWs are just a few members of the workforce putting in work every single day. Congratulations.

  • Karla Alvarado – Care in COVID Award: Honoring CHWs who went above and beyond for COVID-related community support during the pandemic
  • Briauna Wills – Hope in Healthcare Award: Honoring CHWs demonstrating exemplary work towards achieving health equity
  • Yehemy Zavala – Equity & Justice Visionary Award: Honoring CHWs who made strides in the advancement of racial equity and social justice
  • Jessanie Marques – Lifetime Achievement Award: Honoring long-time career professionals (20+ years) and the impacts they have made on their community

Our Members Matter

New Member Access

Throughout the registration for our Annual Meeting and Unity Conference, some people purchased new membership with registration through our website. For those new members, please keep an eye out for an email from NACHW with information on how to set up a member profile and access the member portal at This will come through in the coming days.

Thank you for becoming a member!

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Translating Lived Experience to Becoming a CHW

The National Association of Community Health Workers has launched a new initiative with funding from the Johnson and Johnson foundation to build national professional identity, policy leadership and organizational capacity for CHWs and CHW Networks. In this third installment in our webinar series, we explore the career pipeline from lived experience to becoming a CHW. In this webinar, Mikayla Trujillo, CPSW/CHW will share her personal journey of overcoming adversity including mental health, substance use, and incarceration that ultimately lead to her becoming a CHW in her community and a Program Coordinator at the University of New Mexico under a prison Hepatitis C elimination program.  Mikayla is proud to be advocating for the many previously incarcerated persons seeking a valuable role as a CHW in their communities.

Date: THURSDAY, August 5, 2021
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm EST


Pilot Project: NACHW Learning Collaboratives

NACHW is starting a pilot program of Learning Collaboratives where CHWs from across the country come together for meetings around a certain focus area. These Learning Collaboratives will be a space to share resources, tactics, create points of advocacy, and develop CHW leadership in the focus area. The top four groups with the most votes will become our first Learning Collaboratives with first meetings taking place in the fall.  This program will be only for CHWs (including promotores, CHRs, outreach workers, etc) and specifically CHW NACHW members.

Take the Survey HERE

NACHW Partners the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Heart Association, CHWs, and Organizations in 8 States to Disseminate the Know Diabetes by Heart (KDBH) Presentation

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) has partnered with the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association to disseminate the Know Diabetes by Heart (KDBH) Presentation in 8 states.

The presentation is a new program designed by the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association to educate, prevent, and mitigate the impact of diabetes on communities with disproportionate rates. The presentation is roughly 30 minutes long and includes connections to other materials and opportunities, such as the ADA’s Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program which is a free, 12-month program that provides information and support to people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The program began on June 1st and will run through January 31, 2022. Email Aurora,, to get connected to a presentation.

Vaccine Equity Cooperative Launches Online Resource Hub for Community Workforces to Increase Vaccine Access and Awareness

This week, the Vaccine Equity Cooperative, a collaboration of national and local community health-focused organizations, launched a new online resource hub to support community-based workforces (like community health workers, navigators, and Promotores de Salud) as they work to increase COVID-19 vaccine access and readiness across the U.S. Check out the hub at

Founded by Health Leads, National Association of Community Health Workers, CONVINCE USA, Partners in Health and Native Ways Federation, the Cooperative is committed to increasing access to trusted health resources, expanding funding to community-based organizations, and strengthening policy in support of community-based and public health workforces now and into the future. Thanks for sharing this resource with your networks and colleagues.

Resources and Opportunities

Successful Supervision with Community Health Workers (CHW)

This workshop serves as a standard resource for increasing the capacity of CHW Supervisors to support the effectiveness of the CHWs on their team. The Workshop content focus on key topics areas identified and prioritized by CHW Supervisors and informed by insights from subject matter experts in community health, education, and related fields.

Drawing from the professional literature and the CHW Supervisor experience, the workshop employs a culturally responsive, systems-thinking approach to challenges confronting CHW Supervisors. It aims to build the capacity of Supervisors to provide more responsive and informed supervision for the CHWs on their team. Workshop participants will learn about available resources and apply practical tools designed to improve supervisory practices.


MCD Public Health: CHWs in Their Own Words – COVID-19 Vaccines

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Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawai’i COVID-19 3R Team Updates – April 23, 2021

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From: NHPI Hawai’i COVID-19 3R Team <>
Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM
Subject: Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawai’i COVID-19 3R Team Updates – April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

See pages for the latest updates on vaccination sites and testing centers.
Hawai’i COVID-19 Vaccine Summary
Last Updated: April 22, 2021
Source: Hawai’i Department of Health
State of Hawaii Weekly COVID-19 Cluster Report, 4/22/2021
Hawai’i is fourth in the U.S. in terms of percent of people fully vaccinated, with 30.40% of the population fully vaccinated. The U.S. average is 25%.
Source: Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
1,118,905 Vaccines Administered in Hawai’i, 4/23/21
Vaccination Registration
Phase 2:  Vaccinations for those 16+ began Monday, April 19

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
Language translation services are available!
LISC Vaccine Access Fund Program
Pier 2 Cruise Terminal
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
521 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu

Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu

Consolidated Theaters, Kapolei
*Everyone 16+ for members AND nonmembers. Register
890 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei

Leeward Community College
*Everyone 16+. Register
96-045 Ala `Ike, Pearl City

Wilcox Medical Center
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
3-3420 Kuhio Highway, Lihue

Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
4643 Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
4800 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaʻa

Kaiser Permanente Lihue Clinic
*Everyone 18+ for members AND non-members. Register
4366 Kukui Grove St #101, Lihui

Maui Memorial Medical Center

*Everyone 16+. Register
221 Mahalani St, Wailuku
Moloka’i General Hospital
*Moloka’i residents 18+. Walk-ins only.
Call (808) 553-3121

280 Home Olu Place, Kaunakakai

Moloka’i Community Health Center
*Moloka’i residents 18+. Appointments recommended
Call (808) 553-5038, option 1
30 Oki Place, Kaunakakai

Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital
*Everyone 16+. Appointment only. Email and include name, date of birth, phone number, and employer if you are an essential worker.
Kona Medical Office
*Everyone 18+. Register
74-517 Honokohau St, Kailua-Kona

Hilo Clinic
*Everyone 18+. Register
1292 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo

 2021 City and County of Honolulu Rental and Utility Relief Program
County of Hawai’i
County of Kaua’i
County of Maui
City and County of Honolulu
In-Language Reopening Strategy Documents
Several surveys are still in circulation  The findings will support accurate allocation of resources, and public health message development.
I’ll Take It | Dr. Pascua
Hawai’i Department of Health
Currently available in Chamoru, Chuukese, English, ‘Olelo Hawai’i, Kosraean, Samoan, Tongan
@NextGenHawaiiFacebook, TikTokTwitterYouTube
Addressing Health Equity in Diverse Populations Report
Released March 16, 2021

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.


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