Diabetes Care Management Learning Series for Pacific Islander Serving Health Centers – Webinar Series

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) will be hosting a learning series for health center clinicians and care team members serving Pacific Islander patients with diabetes. The following learning collaborative intends to inform and disseminate successful interventions for Pacific Islander patients impacted by uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1c>9) as prioritized by AAPCHO and the Health Resources Services Administration Bureau of Primary Care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase understanding of the unique challenges in coverage that impact Pacific Islander patients with diabetes.
  2. Identify culturally appropriate approaches to increase medication adherence for Pacific Islander patients with diabetes.
  3. Increase knowledge of kidney-related complications associated with diabetes for Pacific Islander patients and approaches health care teams can implement to support management as well as opportunities for prevention.

Fee:

NO COST/FREE. Upon completion of the learning series all attendees will receive a certificate of completion from AAPCHO.

Who Should Attend:

Clinicians, nurses, care coordinators, patient navigators, referral coordinators, health coaches, and other key members of the health care team supporting Pacific Islander patients with diabetes.

Format:

The following series will be available to a total of 8-10 health centers located in the Continental U.S. and Hawaii, and the US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). While sessions will be recorded, attendance during the webinar is strongly encouraged to maximize opportunities to engage with guest speakers.

Webinars:

Session I: Medication Adherence for Pacific Islanders Diabetes Patients
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Thursday, May 30, 2019
See webinar resources below.

Session II: Managing Diabetes-Related Kidney Complications for Pacific Islanders
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Wednesday, June 5, 2019
See webinar resources below.

Session III: Navigating Health Insurance Coverage for Pacific Islander Patients with Diabetes
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 / Thursday, June 20, 2019
See webinar resources below.

Session I: Medication Adherence for Pacific Islanders Diabetes Patients

Continental U.S. & Hawaii USAPI
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
4:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time
7:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
9:00 pm Central Standard Time
11:00 am Republic of Palau
12:00 pm Chuuk, FSM; CNMI, Guam
1:00 pm Kosrae, FSM
2:00 pm Republic of the Marshall Islands

Speaker: Raynald Samoa MD

Raynald Samoa, MD, is a clinical research endocrinologist. He has a lifelong fascination with obesity-related disorders and has parlayed that interest into research projects investigating the metabolic conditions that affect Native Hawai’ians and other Pacific Islanders. Dr. Raynald Samoa received his medical degree from the University of Washington and completed his adult endocrinology fellowship at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California. His primary major area of research includes modifying insulin resistance to prevent chronic diseases or improving chronic disease management such as diabetes and cancer via individualizing and culturally tailoring nutritional and exercise approaches. Currently, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California.

Webinar Resources:

Session II: Managing Diabetes-Related Kidney Complications for Pacific Islanders

Continental U.S. & Hawaii USAPI
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
4:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time
7:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
9:00 pm Central Standard Time
11:00 am Republic of Palau
12:00 pm Chuuk, FSM; CNMI, Guam
1:00 pm Kosrae, FSM
2:00 pm Republic of the Marshall Islands

Speaker: Kalani Raphael, MD, MS

Kalani Raphael, MD, MS is an Associate Professor and nephrologist in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah and VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System. Dr. Raphael was born and raised in Hawai’i, attended medical school at the University of Hawai’i and has worked at the University of Utah since graduating from medical school where he takes care of patients with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and those who have received a kidney transplant.

Webinar Resources:

Session III: Managing Kidney Complications for Pacific Islanders with Diabetes

Continental U.S. & Hawaii USAPI
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Date: Friday, June 28, 2019
4:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time
7:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
9:00 pm Central Standard Time
11:00 am Republic of Palau
12:00 pm Chuuk, FSM; CNMI, Guam
1:00 pm Kosrae, FSM
2:00 pm Republic of the Marshall Islands

Speaker: Kalani Raphael, MD, MS

Kalani Raphael, MD, MS is an Associate Professor and nephrologist in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah and VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System. Dr. Raphael was born and raised in Hawai’i, attended medical school at the University of Hawai’i and has worked at the University of Utah since graduating from medical school where he takes care of patients with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and those who have received a kidney transplant.

Webinar Resources: