On July 31, 2019, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams traveled to Honolulu to meet with various leaders and organizations, including the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (UH JABSOM) students and faculty. During his visit to JABSOM, Dr. Adams listened to community health advocates in a Round Table Discussion involving other UH faculty who are active in health in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Region, including PIHOA, the Pacific Islands Primary Care Association (PIPCA), Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) Community Health Center and We Are Oceania (WAO).

PIHOA Deputy Director Janet Camacho and Regional NCD Epidemiologist for the USAPI, Dr. Haley Cash attended the roundtable discussion as well as PIHOA Executive Director, Emi Chutaro, who joined remotely to share current challenges and success stories across various public health programs in the USAPIs. The roundtable session concluded with discussion on opportunities to further coordinate and strengthen partnerships to help improve health and healthcare for the USAPI community.

 Read more HERE from JABSOM’s UH Med Now!