Please click on the link to access the first two issues of HSRHA’s newsletter, inaugurated in December 2012.

HSRHA newsletter – March 2013

HSRHA newsletter – December 2012

HSRHA’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 24, 2013, on the Big Island, at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.  Below are the agenda items.

  • A Rural Health Overview–Alan Morgan, CEO, National Rural Health Association–This session will look at national trends and compare them to Hawai‘i using national data sources.
  • Healthcare Transformation Overview–Beth Giesting, Office of Healthcare Transformation  Ms. Giesting will be providing an overview of the State plan to transform healthcare. As the head of the Governor’s Taskforce to Transform Healthcare, Beth has spent the last two years developing a plan for Hawaii to better coordinate care.
  • Healthy Communities: Exploring the Intersection of Community Development and Social Determinants of Health–John Moon, District Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  •  Innovative Community Projects by Ka’u Community Rural Health Association, Kaua’i Rural Health Association, and Moloka’i Community Rural Health Association

Registration is still open for a short time at this link:  https://uhmcampusservices.wufoo.com/forms/hawaii-state-rural-health-association-conference/


Hawaii State Rural Health Association
The Hawaii State Rural Health Association is an organization whose purpose is to provide communications, education, and research opportunities related to rural health issues in Hawaii and to provide leadership in developing healthy rural communities. The Association was incorporated in 1998 and is an active member of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and the NRHA State Association Council. Hawaii State Rural Health Association membership includes rural health practitioners, rural community residents and advocates, and members of local rural health associations statewide. The Hawaii Rural Health Association participates in national and local health initiatives, promotes health networks, provides grass-roots input into statewide health planning, and promotes development of new services for rural areas.

The Hawaii State Rural Health Association is dedicated to addressing rural health needs in Hawaii.  HSRHA actively pursues solutions to the unique issues that are associated with providing robust health services to Hawaii’s rural populations.

To advocate for rural health issues and promote communication, education and research of issues related to rural health.

To be the collaborative health leader for rural communities in Hawaii

HSRHA is organized for advocacy, communication, education, and research of issues related to rural health and will:

  1. Facilitate a continually improving health network responsive to the needs of people living in rural areas of Hawaii.
  2. Increase communication locally and nationally related to the health needs of rural communities in Hawaii.
  3. Facilitate collaboration between the rural health associations in the State of Hawaii.
  4. Educate the community on rural health issues.
  5. Ensure community participation in health and health care planning.
  6. Educate federal, state, county, and other community agencies, and institutions regarding health policy and allocation of resources.
  7. Provide a forum for exchange of information and ideas.
  8. Promote community based research to improve rural health outcomes.

Be an active participant in helping to shape the future of rural health in Hawaii
You’re invited to join The Hawaii State Rural Health Association

Membership Benefits:
Some of the benefits of being a member of HSRHA include a limited membership in the National Rural Health Association, free registration for HSRHA Events, being kept informed about rural health issues, attend HSRHA- sponsored workshops and training sessions, gaining the information necessary and opportunity to advocate for rural health programs with elected public officials, networking with others interested in rural health issues, linkages with other healthcare advocacy organizations, and being eligible to serve on the board of directors.

To join us, please complete and mail this form with your membership fee of $20.00 to:

Napualani Spock
Association Coordinator
PO Box 880868
Pukalani, HI 96788

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