Hawaii Health Care Forums: Building Bridges to Better Health

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Pomaika'i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery
735 Iwilei Road
Honolulu, HI 96817

8:30 – 9:00 am Continental breakfast
9:00 – Noon Program

There is no charge for participation, but registration in advance is required.

Please note that there is also an October 14th forum in Kailua covering the same material.

These forums are designed to create cross-sector solutions to improving the health of people living throughout the State of Hawaii.  Invitees include representatives from the certain health and community development sectors, including Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s members, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and financial institutions. 

The health of the State of Hawaii depends on the health of its people.  Reducing health disparities and encouraging healthy choices can foster greater health outcomes and less negative impacts on individuals, families and society.  Healthier people are more able to obtain employment, support their families, and contribute to society as a whole. In fact, studies show that over 80% of the factors that affect our health are within our control, and that a significant determinant of our health is how we live our lives and the surrounding economic, social and physical environment.   

The connections between health and community development have become increasingly apparent, allowing foundations, health institutions, government, community development organizations, private sector lenders and others to seek new ways to collaborate and leverage resources. 

Participants at these meetings will learn they could collaborate to accomplish their organization’s mission and contribute to improving health outcomes.  They will also have the opportunity to recommend large or small projects and allow others to offer their support. 


Rachael Wong
Healthcare Association of Hawaii
(808) 521-8961

Craig Nolte
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(206) 396-2192


  • Healthcare Association of Hawaii
  • Hawaii Department of Health
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco