Hawai‘i County Healthcare Conference Convenes August 13

From the Mayors Office:

Hawaii County ’s 2010 Healthcare Conference: “Building a Healthier Future Together,” will convene on Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott.

The free, public day-long conference is being organized by the Office of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi and will focus on community building and collaboration for improving our island’s health and healthcare services.

Several hundred attendees representing healthcare providers and the community at large will discuss solutions to Hawaii Island ’s most pressing healthcare challenges – access to care and an acute shortage of healthcare providers.

Industry leaders will discuss the local impacts of national healthcare reform and how native Alaskans integrated culture into their healthcare delivery system to achieve better health outcomes.

Mayor Kenoi also will introduce the Hawaii County Beacon Community Grant, a $16 million federally funded initiative to accelerate the use of health information and technology in an effort to reduce costs and improve the quality of health care and overall health on Hawaii Island .

Attendance at the conference is free thanks to the sponsorship of Hawaii Island’s community hospitals, health plans and Hawaii County . The public may attend. Media are welcome.

For more information, call 961-8366 or email: HawaiiHealth2010@gmail.com. Registration forms (attached) should be submitted by Wednesday, July 28, 2010.

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