2017 Videos

View plenary sessions and selected breakout sessions from the 2017 Gathering for Pacific Islander Health in Honolulu, Hawaii:


Day 1: 

  • Opening Plenary remarks by Dr. Stevensen Kuartei, Senator, Republic of Palau, Physician, and former Minister of Health
  • Plenary Session 1: State of Pacific Islander Health by Dr. Raynald Samoa, City of Hope, and Ms. Jennifer Gutowski, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
  • Plenary Session 2: Gaps in Research, Treatments, and Programs by Dr. Richard Niederman, New York University and Dr. Andy Subica, University of California-Riverside¬†


Day 2, part 1

  • Remarks by Dr. Matthew Lin, US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
  • Plenary Session 3: Bridging the Gap Through Education and Training by Dr. Billy Thomas, UAMS, and Ms. JoAnn Tsark and Dr. Kathryn Braun, ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network¬†



Day 2, part 2

Breakout session 1: Best Practices in Engaging Communities in Health Programs and Research
1. Churches and Community Based Organizations Taking the Lead in Increasing Cancer Screening in the Marshall Islands
2. Asian Pacific Islander Mental Health Collaborative: Mental Health Promotion and Early Intervention Program
3. Pacific Islander Task Force


Day 2, part 3

Lecture to our students: Pathways to a Career in Health and Health Research:
Dr. Sheldon Riklon, UAMS
Courtney Sallings, UAMS graduate


Day 2, part 4

Breakout Session 2: Community Health Workers:
1. Community Health Worker Training and Certification in Kosrae
2. Development of a Micronesian Community Health Worker Program Within the Midwest
3. A Clinical Based Community Health Worker (CHW) Program Using Marshallese CHWs to Bridge Barriers to Care


Day 3, part 1

Compact of Free Association (COFA) Migrant Health and Health Policy:
Joe Enlet, COFA Alliance National Network
Ben D’Avanzo, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum


Day 3, part 2

Breakout session 3: Culturally Tailored Research and Programs:
1. Child Savings Accounts and the Marshallese
2. Contextual Factors Affecting the Ability of Pacific People in New Zealand with Diabetes to Engage in Self-Management
3. Measuring Unconscious Bias Towards Pacific Islanders


Day 3, closing ceremony