The 60th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 30 to September 1, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  This meeting will bring together key national and regional stakeholders, pacific development partners, and U.S. federal agency leadership to discuss health issues of regional significance and by the end of the meeting, discuss and decide on critical priorities for partner and funder advocacy through official communiques, resolutions and recommendations.

PIHOA is fortunate once more to have Centers for Disease Control leadership from the Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CDC OSTLTS) attend the meeting, as well as tentative confirmation of attendance by senior leadership of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the Pacific Community-Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

Key topics that will be discussed at the meeting include; USAPI non communicable disease response, intersections between climate change mitigation and public health and disaster preparedness, U.S. Pacific Command engagement in the USAPIs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services engagement in the USAPIs, laboratory and other ancillary services, health information and data driven policies and interventions, human resources for health and workforce development, hospital administration and services, and telehealth.