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Business Planning for Non-Profits – A FREE One Day Event at Alu Like, Inc. Office in Hilo

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To assist the communities we serve, Hiilei Aloha, LLC and Alu Like, Inc. are collaborating to bring Business Planning for Non-Profits in Hilo. This FREE one day event will occur on March 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Seating is limited to 15 people. Registration forms need to be received before/on March 2, 2015.

Click on the links for more information or to print and submit your registration. Hiilei Aloha, LLC - Registration FormHiilei Aloha, LLC - Registration Announcement

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KRHCAI Nursing Scholarship Application

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Ka’u Rural Health Community Association’s Nursing Scholarship Program is offering (2) Two Awards for 2015 Summer Semester. The Nursing Scholarship Program was established from generous individuals, businesses and organizations dedicated in providing educational opportunities to the residents of Ka’u.

The Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to applicants seeking higher education in the following healthcare related field:

  • Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • Bachelor in Science of Nursing (BSN)

Interested applicants can download the PDF link  and mail or hand deliver the application to the Ka’u Resource and Distance Learning Center. The application deadline is March 2, 2015 @ 4:30 p.m. For more information, please refer to the link below.

KRHCAI Nursing Scholarship Application

Health Insurance Marketplace

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Health Insurance Marketplace

Welcome to the new HealthCare.gov

Health insurance is changing in 2014 — so we’ve updated HealthCare.gov to
help you get ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Our mission is to help you understand your health coverage options so you
can enroll in a plan that meets your and your family’s needs. And if you run
a small business, we’ll help you find a plan that works for you and your employees.
Self employed? We’ve got that covered too.

New features include:

 
  • The most important health insurance info at your fingertips — just answer a few fast questions and we’ll provide you with a personalized list of coverage options, content you’ll want to read, and a checklist to help you get ready
  • An easy-to-understand question and answer format, with content based on the most common questions we hear
  • A simpler site structure and powerful search features that make it easy to find what you’re looking for
  • A seamless HealthCare.gov experience on your mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer
When open enrollment starts on October 1, 2013, you’ll be able to
apply, compare plans, and enroll. Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014

New Campaign Launched to Educate Americans about Health Insurance Marketplace

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New Campaign Launched to Educate Americans about Health Insurance Marketplace

HealthCare.gov
The Obama administration has launched a new educational campaign about the Health Insurance Marketplace. The new tools will help Americans understand their choices and select the coverage that best suits their health insurance needs when open enrollment begins on October 1, 2013. On the recently updated HealthCare.gov website, you can compare plans and get information about the Marketplace in your state. Customer service representatives are also available toll-free at 1-800-318-2596. People with hearing and/or speech disabilities may call using TTY/TDD technology at 1-855-889-4325.
Have health insurance questions? Answer a few quick questions.

Nine Days of Free Health Care Coming to Ka’ū in June

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Nine Days of Free Health Care Coming to Ka’ū in June

An innovative training program by the U.S. Department of Defense will bring 75 military reservists to Ka‘ū June 4-12 to provide free medical care in clinics open to the public.Tropic Care 2013 will run two clinics, at Ka‘ū High & Pāhala Elementary School and the Ocean View Community Center. Clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closing early at 12 p.m. on the final day, June 12.

Health care services that will be provided free of charge include physical exams, dentistry, optometry (exams and glasses), medication review and provision of some medication, and nutrition education. Patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis and are advised that there may be long wait times.

“This is an opportunity to bring needed medical, dental and vision services to the district of Ka‘ū,” said Aaron Ueno, Hawai‘i District Health Officer with the state Department of Health. “These services are open to the entire island and we are hoping to do this again in the future with community support.”

Tropic Care 2013 is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Defense and the state Hawai‘i District Health Office, supported by the County of Hawai‘i and the Ka‘ū Rural Health Community Association. It is an exercise of the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program, which challenges reservists to plan and implement rapid mobilizations to distant and unfamiliar areas.

“We thank the Department of Defense and all the reservists for coming to Hawai‘i Island and reaching out to our residents,” said Karen Teshima, Executive Assistant to Mayor Billy Kenoi. “This innovative program will benefit everyone involved, and will further our goal of keeping our community safe and healthy.”

Other community partners collaborating to bring this service to Ka‘ū are: the Hawai‘i Department of Education, Ocean View Family Health Center, Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‘Ōiwi, Bay Clinic, Hawai‘i Island Cardiovascular, Hawai‘i Island Community Lung Assessment Science Studies, Ocean View Community Association, Kona Community Hospital, Hawai‘i Police Department, Hawai‘i National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy, Ka‘ū Hospital, Pacific Quest, and the Veteran’s Administration.

For more information on Tropic Care 2013 or to request special assistance or an auxiliary aid seven days prior to the event, call (808) 974-6035 or email Martha Yamada of the Public Health Nursing Section at martha.yamada@doh.hawaii.gov.

To view the Hawaii County link to this information, please click here.

Domestic Violence 101: A 25-Hour Domestic Violence Training in Kona

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Kona 25 hour training 2013

Training Information

Domestic Violence 101: A 25-Hour Domestic Violence Training
Kona – May 30,31 and June 6,7
Each Day: 8 am – 4 pm

Location Information:
Queen Lili’uokalnai Children’s Center

Parking Information: TBA. HSCADV does not reimburse for the cost of parking.

HSCADV recommends that all staff that have any level of contact with victims of domestic violence complete this training for the protection of the victim’s confidentiality. Hawaii Revised Statute 06262-0001-505.5 provides client/counselor privilege to individuals who:
1) work for a domestic violence agency,
2) are supervised by a domestic violence supervisor, and
3) have completed a 25 hour domestic violence training.

This training is a four-day interactive experience featuring information that will create a foundation to understand the issue of domestic violence. Each of the days includes topic-specific modules. Participants may register for individual days, up to all four days of training; however, the first day of training requires attendance as it covers the dynamics of domestic violence and is the foundation for the following days of training. Please not that registration for each day denotes commitment to attend the entire day.

Day 1: April 25 (6.25 hours of training)
• Introduction
• Dynamics
• Privilege & Oppression
• Feminism
Day 2: April 26 (6.25 hours of training)
• Batterers and System Response to Batterers
• Child Development & Exposure to DV
• DV and Child Sex Abuse
• Child Abuse/Neglect in the context of DV
Day 3: May 2 (6.25 hours of training)
• Survivors of DV
• DV and the Law
Day 4: May 3(6.25 hours of training)
• Impact of Systems on Survivors
• Interventions
• Resources

Training Fees: Flat fee per person (regardless of # of days of training): $25 for member program staff, $100 for non-member programs/general public (scholarships are available for half price for non-members if cost is an issue). One hour break for lunch is provided each day. Lunch, snacks & drinks are on your own and can be purchased at any number of places in the area.

Participants are required to maintain their documentation of completion as HSCADV does not keep attendance records. All participants who complete this training will receive a comprehensive resource manual that includes information on the above topics and other related information and a certificate for each day of attendance.

Registration can be done on the link provided below:

Law Passed to Eliminate Asset Limits for TANF Recipients

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Assets Hawaii

Great news Ho’owaiwai Networkers!

After years of collective work by the Ho’owaiwai Network and its supporters, the Governor recently signed HB 868 into law, which eliminates the asset test for recipients of benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program! We are only the 7th state to do so!

In preparation for a larger press release to celebrate the efforts of the Ho’owaiwai Network, we wanted to see if any of our partner organizations is interested in contributing to the documentation of this huge, huge achievement. We are generally looking for the following:

 

A client or family you have worked with who will directly benefit from the passing of this legislation and is willing to share their story

Stories from your own organizations around the efforts you have put in to ensure the passing of this legislation.

Any other related story!

 

If you are interested, please contact Brent Kakesako, Chief Operating Officer of the Hawai’i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED) via email (bkakesako@hacbed.org) or phone (808-550-2661) by Friday, May 10.

Mahalo for all of your efforts to build assets of families across Hawai’i to increase their self-sufficiency and control over their daily lives!