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Successful Initiatives

ECHO Hawaiʻi

Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes – Medical education and mentoring.

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative medical education and mentoring model that builds primary care capacity while improving access to specialty health care in rural communities.


Annual Health Summit

We are pleased to partner with

The Hawai`i/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

to present the annual Hawai`i Health Workforce Summit. The Summit features a Rural Health track and covers topics such as healthcare financing, career satisfaction, oral health, geriatrics, and career planning.


Rural Health Caucus

The Hawai`i State Rural Health and Community Health Caucus is a collaborative effort between HSRHA and a number of our elected officials. The desire is to educate rural health advocates and legislators and their staffs to a greater understanding of the others issues, needs, and points of view. This kind of understanding is vital to cooperative planning and better health.


Archived Content

Patient Centered Medical Home Conference

HSRHA was pleased to partner with the Area Health Education Center to cosponsor a Patient Centered Medical Home Conference on April 14, 2012.  The presentations and videos of most sessions can be viewed at

There is a dynamic discussion board on a new linked-in group entitled “Patient Centered Medical Home-Hawaii”.  The group can be accessed at:

If you have any questions about joining the group please contact Kristen at

HSRHA also held its general membership meeting at 8-8:45 am on April 14, prior to the conference, at the same location and elected the 2012 Board of Directors.

Past Conferences

The 2011 annual conference with a theme of Rural Communities Building Healthcare Teams was held April 5, 2011 at the Maui Beach Hotel.

The conference program contains the flow for the day which included panels and “rapid resource sharing sessions” for the 100 participants. Many of the presenters used slide shows in their presentation and have made them available below.

2011 Conference Presentations and Summary

Center for Rural Health Science …read more
Chronic Disease Management

Training for Community Health Workers Program …click to view
Community-Based Residency Training …click to view
Community Research Ideas …click to view
Conference Participants …read more
Confence Summary Slide Show …click to view
Kelley Withy’s Healthcare Workforce Slideshow …click to view

Therapeutic Activity Aide Certification Slideshow …click to view


At the 2010 long range strategic planning Board Retreat the vision for the Hawaii State Rural Health Association was articulated to “Be the collaborative health leader for rural communities in Hawaii.” Click here for the planning outcomes of the retreat.

Newcomers Packet

Hawaii is made up of a multitude of ethnic groups all of whom have brought their own culture and diversity. Upon their arrival they are embraced by the spirit of aloha – a sense of welcoming and understanding. Click here to view Hawaii’s Newcomers Handbook to help you with a healthy start to your life in Hawaii.