Pacific Islanders and Diabetes Learning Community: Addressing and Improving Health Center Strategies – Webinar Series

Hosted by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), the national Pacific Islanders and Diabetes Learning Community: Addressing and Improving Health Center Strategies aims to increase knowledge and capacity of health centers to effectively meet the needs of Pacific Islander patients with diabetes. This learning collaborative is responding to the need to identify, document and promote dissemination of successful interventions for vulnerable populations impacted by uncontrolled diabetes as prioritized by AAPCHO and the Health Resources Services Administration Bureau of Primary Care (HRSA BPHC). This learning community is best suited for health centers and primary care associations working to address the needs of special and vulnerable populations.

Pacific Islanders and Diabetes Learning Community participants will learn and contribute to the following:

  1. Cultural and historical orientation to Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities and challenges relevant to health interventions targeting diabetes.
  2. Population management strategies and framing for health centers working to address diabetes for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
  3. Identifying social and economic determinants of health and interventions critical for addressing diabetes for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.
  4. Community partnership models successful in addressing social determinants of health contributing to diabetes in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

 

Webinars:

Session I: Understanding Pacific Islanders and Diabetes
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
9am HST / 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT
See webinar resources below.

Session II: Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Health Center Providers Serving Pacific Islander Populations
Thursday, April 26, 2018
9am HST / 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT
See webinar resources below.

Session III: Medication Adherence Practices for Pacific Islander Patients with Diabetes
Thursday, May 31, 2018
9am HST / 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT
See webinar resources below.

Session I: Understanding Pacific Islanders and Diabetes

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
9am HST / 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT
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Speaker: Raynald Samoa MD, City of Hope Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

Learning Objectives:

  1. Know the current state of Pacific Islander Health including diabetes
  2. Gain knowledge on the subgroups that make up Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs)
  3. Identify at least four cultural factors that influence health care behaviors and health-seeking practices among NHPIs
  4. List at least three culturally competent practices that can be applied in the clinic setting when working with NHPI patients.

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Session II: Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Health Center Providers Serving Pacific Islander Populations

Thursday, April 26, 2018
9am HST / 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT
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Speaker: Nia Aitaoto PhD, Center for Pacific Islander Health, University of Arkansas Medical School

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Motivational Interviewing (MI),
  2. Understand the “spirit” of MI and why the techniques require tailoring for Pacific Islander patients, and
  3. Identify strategies to decrease resistance and increase change for Pacific Islander patients.

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Session III: Medication Adherence Practices for Pacific Islander Patients with Diabetes

Thursday, May 31, 2018
9am HST / 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT
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Speaker: Raynald Samoa MD, City of Hope Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review concepts in not reaching diabetes treatment goals.
  2. Highlight nuances in Pacific Patients Care.
  3. Develop your own process to work through issues of adherence.

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