63rd PIHOA Executive Board Meeting

March 27-29, 2018
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Fa'afetai Lava and Thank You!

The PIHOA Secretariat and Executive Board Members wish to convey a heartfelt fa'afetai lava and thank you to all of you who were able to join us at the recent 63rd PIHOA Executive Board Meeting in American Samoa!

Fa'afetai tele lava, most especially, to the hard work and generosity of Director Tuileama Nua, Deputy Director Fara Utu, and the American Samoa Department of Health Staff for a spectacular meeting, excellent food, and an awesome fiafia night!

It was also one of the most productive meetings we've had yet, and thank you all so much for all your comments, inputs, debate, and feedback. We hope to see you all at the next PIHOA Meeting in Honolulu this fall!
Meeting Documents & Presentations
Day 1, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Lee Auditorium (Open Session)
Day 2, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Lee Auditorium (Open Session)
Panel 1: NCD Evidence-Base for Effective and High Impact Policy and Program Responses
  1. Dr. Haley Cash, PIHOA/CDC NCCDPHP
  2. Leiema Hunt, NCD Program, AS DOH
  3. Dr. Mark Durand, PIHOA
  4. Dr. Paula Vivili, SPC
  5. John Robitscher, NACDD
  6. Stacy de Jesus, CDC NCCDPHP
  7. John Faumuina, LBJ Hospital

Panel 2: Opportunities for Strengthening Pacific Health Security and Preparedness
  1. Dr. Randolph Daley & Dr. Thane Hancock, CDC OPHPR
  2. Dr. Grayson Brown, PIHOA

Panel 3: Leveraging Partnerships - USAPI Regional Professional Associations
  1. Lele Ah Mu (AS), American Pacific Nursing Leaders Council (APNLC)
  2. Dr. Marie Lanwi-Paul (RMI), Pacific Basin Medical Association (PBMA)
  3. Dr. Louisa Santos (Palau), Pacific Basin Dental Association (PBDA)
  4. Moses Pretrick (FSM), Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association (NPEHA)
  5. Clifford Chang (Hawaii), Pacific Island Primary Care Association (PIPCA)
  6. Patrick Luces (Guam), Pacific Chronic Disease Council (PCDC)-Part 1, Part 2

Panel 4: Health Systems Performance Improvement and Management
  1. Karl Ensign & Leah Silva, ASTHO
  2. Dr. Mark Durand, PIHOA

Panel 5: Opportunities for Pacific Telehealth and Telemedicine Expansion - Panel Presentation
  1. Christina Higa, UH TASI
  2. Dr. Payne Perman, Pohnpei State Hospital
  3. Dr. Akapusi Ledua, AS LBJ Hospital
  4. Dr. Anaise Uso, MCH Program/Zika Project, AS DOH
  5. Clifford Chang, Guam and Kosrae CHCs, PIPCA
  6. Dr. Kelley Withy, UH JABSOM/AHEC
  7. Dr. Helenna Nakama, VAPIHCS Telemental Health Hub
  8. Dr. Greg Dever, PIHOA
Meeting photos have been posted on the PIHOA Facebook Page ! Click HERE to view.