Travel Scholarships Available for Chronic Disease Summit 2011

January 20, 2011, 3:59 PM HST
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By Robin Pilus

A limited number of travel scholarships are available for Maui and other neighbor island participants to attend the Chronic Disease Summit 2011.

The Summit will be held on Feb. 17th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI.

The purpose of the Summit is to raise awareness of social determinants of chronic disease and to provide strategies to address them.   The event and travel scholarships are sponsored by The Chronic Disease Management and Control Division of the Department of Health.

Speakers include Dr. Neal Palafox, MD and Director of Health, DOH, Danette Wong Tomiyasu, Chronic Disease Branch Chief and Earl Bradbury, Public Health Prevention Specialist.

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Afternoon breakout sessions will be held to identify broad strategies for raising awareness of social health determinants, followed by a facilitated discussion focused on developing workable strategies to address identified determinants.

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Air travel scholarships are limited to the first 20 participants.  Applications can be obtained from the UH Conference Center.  Travel applications must be received no later than January 25, 2011 and can be obtained from the UH Conference Center.  For more information about the conference or travel scholarships contact Amy Geyer at [email protected].

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