64th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting

September 3-6, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
Mahalo and Thank You!

The PIHOA Secretariat and Executive Board Members wish to convey a heartfelt mahalo and thank you to all of you who were able to join us last week at the 64th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

It was 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 Palau, tentative for March 2019.
2018 PIHOA Executive and Associate Board Members and Appointed Proxies
2018 PIHOA Executive Board Members
Meeting Documents & Presentations
Day 1, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 (Open Session)

PIHOA Regional Initiatives

Human Resources for Health/Workforce Development - Dr. Gregory Dever, PIHOA
Pacific Basin Primary Care Office - Dr. Angela Techur-Pedro, PIHOA
Regional Laboratory Strengthening - Vasiti Uluviti, PIHOA
Regional Epidemiology Unit - Dr. Mark Durand, Dr. Haley Cash and Dr. Thane Hancock, PIHOA

Special Topics

Day 2, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (Open Session)
Special Topics

Panel 1: Pacific Health Security - Migration, Climate Change and Health
  1. Sea-Level Rise and Other Climatic Issues of Concern to Health in the USAPIs - CAPT Barry Choy, NOAA/PACOM
  2. Climate and Migration Study in the Marshall Islands - Dr. Maxine Burkett, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Richardsons School of Law
  3. Understanding the Links Between Inter-and-Intra-Regional Migration and Health - Rebecca Merrill, CDC NCEZID

Panel 2: Pacific Health Security - Emergency Response and Preparedness
  1. IHR/APSED III Implementation in the Pacific and the Pacific Health Security Working Group - Dr. Angela Merianos, World Health Organization
  2. Public Health Emergency Preparedness Core Capacities: Achievements and Ways Forward - Dr. Thane Hancock, CDC OPHPR
  3. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Updates and Opportunities for USAPI Engagement - CDR Eric Vincent, PACOM
  4. Opportunities for Engagement with the Regional Health Command - Brad Cogswell, Global Health Engagements

Panel 3: Regional Strategies for Systems Strengthening: Vector Management and Food & Drug Safety
  1. Overview of FDA Laboratory Services and Potential Opportunities for the USAPIs - Dr. Karen Kreuzer, FDA
  2. Overview of FDA Office of Enforcement and Import Operations and Opportunities for Expanding USAPI Engagement - Dan Solis, Gordon Chu and Lawton Lum, FDA
  3. Environmental Health Services for Guam and the Region - Thomas Nadeau, Guam DPHSS/NPEHA
  4. Draft Pacific Island Vector Management Improvement Strategy - Dr. Grayson Brown, PIHOA

Panel 4: Communicable Diseases
  1. Progress on Mass TB Screening Efforts in the USAPIs, Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward to Address TB Risk - Dr. Richard Brostrom, CDC NCHHSTP
  2. Overview of the Combined NOFO to the USAPIs/PS18-1801 and CDC Technical Support - Michelle Van Handel, CDC NCHHSTP
  3. Draft Regional STIs/HIV/HBV/TB Framework for Priority Action 2018-22 - Emi Chutaro, PIHOA
Day 3, Thursday, September 6, 2018 (Open Session)
Special Topics

Panel 5: Strengthening Maternal and Child Health in the USAPIs
  1. Maternal Child Health Bureau USAPI Updates & MCH Jurisdictional Survey Results - CAPT Gor Yee Lum, HRSA
  2. Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Skills-Building Session - Rosemary Fournier, FIMR

Special Topics

Panel 6: FQCHC Partnership in the USAPIs
  1. Pacific Islands Primary Care Association (PIPCA) - Clifford Chang, PIPCA
  2. HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care - CAPT John Moroney, HRSA
Meeting photos have been posted on the PIHOA Facebook Page ! Click HERE to view.