Today is a good day to renew your membership or join Kokua Mau as an individual member.  Details below and thank you for your support. 

Palliative Pupus on the 11th (January only)

This is a reminder: The first Palliative Pupus of 2017 is today Wednesday January 11.

Palliative Pupus: Come participate in an interactive interdisciplinary story from the cutting edge of hospice and palliative care and mingle with colleagues.

For the rest of the year we meet as usual bi-monthly on the 3rd Wed. of the month.
March 15
May 17
July 19
September 20
November 15
5:15 to 7:00 PM
The Queens Conference Center (QCC) Room 200
510 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

If you are unable to attend and would like to call in, please contact us for details. We are so glad that our neighbor island colleagues can join us virtually!

Please bring some pupus to share and invite your colleagues. This is a great chance for people who wonder what palliative and hospice care really looks like as we describe and discuss a real person and their journey.

Please note Palliative Pupus participants: There is FREE parking after 4 PM in the municipal lot on South Beretania, just Diamond Head of Queen's. See our website for a map.

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1/26 First Kokua Mau Meeting of 2017

Please join our monthly meeting on Thursday January 26, to learn, laugh, mingle and network. 

Our speaker will be Gary Powell from the Caregiver Foundation talking about the services they offer, especially around decision-making when someone no longer has the capacity to decide for themselves.    

Thur. Jan. 26, 2017  
Conference Room 224  
Weinberg Building  
St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawai'i  
2226 Liliha Street in Honolulu

Parking is validated and click here for a map and further details. Please RSVP to Jeannette for a basic headcount.  (You can certainly come even if you didn't RSVP.)

For people who cannot join us in person, please send Jeannette an email to get the handouts.  Hope to see you all there! 

Please note that there will be NO Kokua Mau meeting in February.     

Tue. Feb 7, Webinar: The Importance of Advance Care Planning

Join us for this webinar featuring our very own Jeannette Koijane, Executive Director of Kōkua Mau. Jeannette will give an overview of Advance Care Planning, specifically focusing on Advance Directives and POLST.  

Tue, Feb 7, 2017
10:00-11:00 am HST.
CEU: 1.0 CE pending (through NASW-Hawai'i)
Cost: $39 per registrant for HAH members; $59 for non-members.

Those attending the session will be able to:
  1. State at least 2 differences between an Advance Health Care Directive and a POLST.
  2. Describe the type of patient for whom the POLST form is designed.
  3. Understand efforts underway in our community to promote advance care planning.
  4. Identify available education, materials and resources in our community to help professionals and lay people access advance care planning.

Target Audience: Health professionals who work with people who may be facing serious illness including Social Workers, Directors of Nursing, Clinical Managers, Resident Care Managers, RNs, LPNs, Certified Nurse Aides, Caregivers, Administrators and Executive Directors

Make checks out to HAH and mail to:
Healthcare Association of Hawaii
707 Richards Street, PH2
Honolulu, HI 96813

To pay via credit card, please call Gina Gibo, Lori Henning or Gail Coleman at (808) 521-8961. Credit cards accepted are: Mastercard, Visa and Discover. (Cancellations will be charged a processing fee.)

In order to receive the Continuing Education Certificate, participants must register, pay the registration fee, log on and attend the webinar, complete the evaluation form after the webinar and email it to Lori Henning at The Evaluation will be available for download during the webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements

Best wishes and Happy New Year. Please share your updates with us, 

Jeannette Koijane
Executive Director
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