PIHOA Executive Board Meetings

Two PIHOA Executive Board Meetings are held every year, one being hosted by the PIHOA Secretariat in Honolulu while the second meeting is rotated amongst the six USAPI jurisdictions.  The meeting objective is to convene senior and deputy health leadership from Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia to discuss issues of regional significance, and by the end of the meeting, decide on critical priorities through official communiques, resolutions and recommendations.

 

69th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting (Hybrid)

Date: November 30 – December 3, 2021

Location: Koror, Palau

*This will be a hybrid meeting with both in-person and virtual participation. 

The Meeting will bring together key senior and deputy health leadership from Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia to discuss issues of regional significance and decide on critical priorities. 

Meeting Contacts

Questions on Meeting Content:

Emi Chutaro,  Executive Director: emic@pihoa.org

Janet Camacho, Deputy Director: janetc@pihoa.org

Questions on Meeting Logistics:

Billie Hiraishi, Communications Officer: billieh@pihoa.org

Matilda Ward, Admin Assistant: matildaw@pihoa.org

PIHOA Secretariat Honolulu Office: +1-808-537-3131

PIHOA Secretariat Guam Office: +1-671-735-3337

 69th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting (Hybrid) – November 30 – December 3, 2021

DAY 1 - November 30, 2021 (CLOSED SESSION)

Closed – Mindfulness in Leadership Retreat (Board Members Only)

Venue – Palau Pacific Resort – “Pacific Room”

Join us Virtually – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8966789261

Contact Billie Hiraishi or Matilda Ward if you have any issues accessing the zoom link.

Time Zones

Date Jurisdiction Time 
Nov 29 American Samoa 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Hawaii 2:30pm -4:30pm
Nov 30 Palau 9:30am – 11:30am
Yap, FSM 10:30am – 12:30pm
Guam 10:30am – 12:30pm
CNMI 10:30am – 12:30pm
Chuuk, FSM 10:30am – 12:30pm
Pohnpei, FSM 11:30am – 1:30pm
Kosrae, FSM 11:30am – 1:30pm
RMI 12:30pm – 2:30pm

 

DAY 4 - December 3, 2021 (CLOSED SESSION)

Closed – PIHOA Business Meeting (Board Members Only)

Venue – Palau Royal Resort

Join us Virtually – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8966789261

Contact Billie Hiraishi or Matilda Ward if you have any issues accessing the zoom link.

Agenda Items 

  • Review of the current PIHOA Strategic Plan 2018-22 and Preparations and Next Steps for Board member Development of the Next PIHOA 5-year Strategic Plan (2023-27)
  • Strengthening board member engagement and re-visiting PIHOA By-Laws on board member and Secretariat roles and responsibilities
  • Executive Board Officer Elections (Quorum Need)
  • PIHOA Secretariat ED Evaluation
  • PIHOA Executive Board Meeting Evaluation 

Time Zones

Date Jurisdiction Time 
Dec 2 American Samoa 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Hawaii 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Dec 3 Palau 9:00am – 12:30pm
Yap, FSM 10:00am – 1:30pm
Guam 10:00am – 1:30pm
CNMI 10:00am – 1:30pm
Chuuk, FSM 10:00am – 1:30pm
Pohnpei, FSM 11:00am – 2:30pm
Kosrae, FSM 11:00am – 2:30pm
RMI 12:00pm – 3:30pm

 

DAY 2 - December 1, 2021 (CLOSED SESSION)

Closed – PIHOA Business Meeting (Board Members and Designated Secretariat Staff Only)

Venue – Palau Royal Resort

Join us Virtually – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8966789261

Contact Billie Hiraishi or Matilda Ward if you have any issues accessing the zoom link.

Agenda Items 

  • Board Member Reflections on Mindfulness in Leadership Retreat
  • Review of the 68th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting Minutes
  • Review of Proposed 69th Meeting Agenda
  • Any Other Urgent Items Proposed for Discussion for this or Future PIHOA Board Meetings
  • PIHOA Financial Report
  • PIHOA Secretariat Updates and Discussion

PIHOA Sponsored Dinner for All In-Person Meeting Attendees at  7:30-9pm – Palau Royal Resort

Time Zones

Date Jurisdiction Time 
Nov 30 American Samoa 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Hawaii 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Dec 1 Palau 9:00am – 5:00pm
Yap, FSM 10:00am – 6:00pm
Guam 10:00am – 6:00pm
CNMI 10:00am – 6:00pm
Chuuk, FSM 10:00am – 6:00pm
Pohnpei, FSM 11:00am – 7:00pm
Kosrae, FSM 11:00am – 7:00pm
RMI 12:00pm – 8:00pm

DAY 5 - December 4, 2021 (OPEN)

Fun Excursion Day for All In-Person Meeting Attendees – Rock Islands Trip

More information will be provided in Palau.

DAY 3 - December 2, 2021 (OPEN SESSION)

Open SessionStrategic Visioning for Building and Sustaining Resilient USAPI Health Systems 

Venue – Palau Royal Resort

Join us Virtually – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8966789261

Contact Billie Hiraishi or Matilda Ward if you have any issues accessing the zoom link.

Agenda Items 

  • Session Theme 1: What COVID-19 Has Taught Us and Urgent Next Steps to Continue to Protect Our Pacific Peoples Moving Forward
  • Session Theme 2: Building and Developing a Robust and Sustainable Health Workforce
  • Session Theme 3: Defining Sustainable Health Financing and Strengthening Grants/Resource Management
  • Session Theme 4: Exploring Innovations in Health Care Delivery and Public Health Practice By and For the Pacific (telehealth/medicine, re-thinking approaches to addressing NCDs, etc.)

Palau Gov Sponsored Dinner for All In-Person Meeting Attendees at  6:30-9:30pm – Palau Royal Resort

Time Zones

Date Jurisdiction Time 
Dec 1 American Samoa 1:00pm – 9:15pm
Hawaii 2:00pm – 10:15pm
Dec 2 Palau 9:00am – 5:15pm
Yap, FSM 10:00am – 6:15pm
Guam 10:00am – 6:15pm
CNMI 10:00am – 6:15pm
Chuuk, FSM 10:00am – 6:15pm
Pohnpei, FSM 11:00am – 7:15pm
Kosrae, FSM 11:00am – 7:15pm
RMI 12:00pm – 8:15pm

DOWNLOAD AGENDA

Meeting Agenda (Updated Nov. 29)

Past PIHOA Executive Board Meetings

 68th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting (Virtual) – May 4-6, 2021

DAY 1 - May 4/5, 2021 (CLOSED SESSION)

Closed – PIHOA Business Meeting (PIHOA Executive and Associate Members only).

Time Zones

Date Jurisdiction Time 
May 4 American Samoa 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Hawaii 2:00pm – 3:15pm
May 5 Palau 9:00am – 10:15am
Yap, FSM 10:00am – 11:15am
Guam 10:00am – 11:15am
CNMI 10:00am – 11:15am
Chuuk, FSM 10:00am – 11:15am
Pohnpei, FSM 11:00am – 12:15pm
Kosrae, FSM 11:00am – 12:15pm
RMI 12:00pm – 1:15pm

 

DAY 2 - May 5/6, 2021 (CLOSED SESSION)

Closed – PIHOA Leadership Session (PIHOA Executive and Associate Members Only).

Time Zones 

Date Jurisdiction Time 
May 5 American Samoa 1:00pm – 3:15pm
Hawaii 2:00pm – 4:15pm
May 6 Palau 9:00am – 11:15am
Yap, FSM 10:00am – 12:15pm
Guam 10:00am – 12:15pm
CNMI 10:00am – 12:15pm
Chuuk, FSM 10:00am – 12:15pm
Pohnpei, FSM 11:00am – 1:15pm
Kosrae, FSM 11:00am – 1:15pm
RMI 12:00pm – 2:15pm

 

DAY 3 - May 6/7, 2021 (OPEN SESSION) - Zoom Recording Available

Open Session – Post-COVID-19 and Recovery

Zoom Recording – Click HERE

Contact Regie Tolentino or Billie Hiraishi if you have any issues accessing the zoom recording. 

Agenda Items 

  • Updates from ASTHO Insular Area Policy Sub-Committee and Discussion on Planning Tool for Effective Grants Management
  • USACE/DOI USAPI Health Infrastructure Assessment Project Updates and Next Steps
  • USAPI COVID-19 Vaccination Validation for Travel and Data-Sharing Agreements

Time Zones

Date Jurisdiction Time 
May 6 American Samoa 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Hawaii 2:00pm – 5:15pm
May 7 Palau 9:00am – 12:15pm
Yap, FSM 10:00am – 1:15pm
Guam 10:00am – 1:15pm
CNMI 10:00am – 1:15pm
Chuuk, FSM 10:00am – 1:15pm
Pohnpei, FSM 11:00am – 2:15pm
Kosrae, FSM 11:00am – 2:15pm
RMI 12:00pm – 3:15pm

 67th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting (Virtual) – November 10-12, 2020

DAY 1 - November 10/11, 2020 (CLOSED SESSION)

Closed PIHOA Board Member Mindfulness Retreat (Executive and Associate Members only).

Time Zones

Date Jurisdiction Time 
Nov. 10 American Samoa 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Hawaii 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Nov. 11 Palau 10:00am – 12:30pm
Yap, FSM 10:00am – 12:30pm
Guam 11:00am – 1:30pm
CNMI 11:00am – 1:30pm
Chuuk, FSM 11:00am – 1:30pm
Pohnpei, FSM 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Kosrae, FSM 12:00pm – 2:30pm
RMI 1:00pm – 3:30pm

 

DAY 2, November 11/12, 2020 (OPEN SESSION) - Zoom Recording Available

Zoom Recording – Click HERE

Contact Regie Tolentino or Billie Hiraishi if you have any issues accessing the zoom recording. 

Agenda Items 

  • Sustainable Financing – Metrics and Techniques to Assess Alignment Between Population Health Needs and Health Financing.
  • Telehealth and Telemedicine – Opportunities and Scope for Expanding Tele-Health/Medicine Based on Best Practices and Lessons Learned in the USAPIs.

Time Zones 

Date Jurisdiction Time 
Nov. 11 American Samoa 1:00pm – 5:15pm
Hawaii 2:00pm – 6:15pm
Nov. 12 Palau 9:00am – 1:15pm
Yap, FSM 9:00am – 1:15pm
Guam 10:00am – 2:15pm
CNMI 10:00am – 2:15pm
Chuuk, FSM 10:00am – 2:15pm
Pohnpei, FSM 11:00am – 3:15pm
Kosrae, FSM 11:00am – 3:15pm
RMI 12:00pm – 4:15pm

 

DAY 3 - November 12/13, 2020 (CLOSED SESSION)

Closed Executive and Associate Member Business Meeting (Executive and Associate Members only). 

Time Zones

Date Jurisdiction Time 
Nov. 12 American Samoa 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Hawaii 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Nov. 13 Palau 10:00am – 12:00pm
Yap, FSM 10:00am – 12:00pm
Guam 11:00am – 1:00pm
CNMI 11:00am – 1:00pm
Chuuk, FSM 11:00am – 1:00pm
Pohnpei, FSM 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Kosrae, FSM 12:00pm – 2:00pm
RMI 1:00pm – 3:00pm

The 66th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Honolulu, HI from November 18-22, 2019. Conference information is available HERE.

The 65th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Koror, Palau from March 25-28, 2019. Conference information is available HERE.

The 64th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Honolulu, HI from September 3-6, 2018. Conference information is available HERE.

The 63rd PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Pago Pago, American Samoa from March 26-30, 2018. Conference information is available HERE.

The 62nd PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Honolulu, HI from October 3-5, 2017.

The 61st PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Saipan, CNMI from March 28-31, 2017.

The 60th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Honolulu, Hawaii from August 30 – September 1, 2016.

The 59th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Majuro, RMI from March 21-24, 2016.

The 58th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Honolulu from August 5-7, 2015.

The 57th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Palau from March 9-13, 2015.

The 56th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Honolulu, Hawaii from August 11-15, 2014.

The 55th PIHOA Executive Board Meeting was held in Pohnpei, FSM from March 11-13, 2014.