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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Session III: Navigating Health Insurance Coverage for Pacific Islander Patients with Diabetes

Continental U.S. & Hawaii USAPI
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2019 Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2019
3:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time
6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
8:00 pm Central Standard Time
10:00 am Republic of Palau
11:00 am Chuuk, FSM; CNMI, Guam
12:00 pm Kosrae, FSM
1:00 pm Republic of the Marshall Islands

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Speaker: Sheldon Riklon, MD

Sheldon Riklon, MD, is a Marshallese family physician, born and raised in the Marshall Islands. He is one of only two Marshallese in the world who has completed medical school and residency training at an accredited program in the United States. He completed the Imi Ho’ola Post Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and matriculated through the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) where he received his MD in 1998. At home in the Marshall islands he served as a primary care physician at Majuro Hospital, chaired the national medical referral committee, chaired Majuro Hospital’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, was a member of the institutional review committee, and directed the Special Medical Care Program that provided healthcare to the radiation affected population in the Marshall Islands. In 2009, he returned to Hawaii and was a faculty member with University of Hawaii’s JABSOM’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and served as the Family Medicine Clerkship Director.

Dr. Riklon is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and a co- investigator in the Office of Community Health and Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Northwest Campus. He serves as a primary care physician at Community Clinic in Springdale that serves a large patient population of Marshallese and underserved populations in NW Arkansas.

Dr. Riklon’s research surrounds culturally competent health research, health care services, and palliative care for indigenous Pacific Islanders. His research has contributed to a deeper understanding about traditional Marshallese care practices and patient-centered care for Marshallese communities.