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Hānai Ahu: The “Other” Pacific Islanders: Who is Micronesia in the NHPI Communities We Serve in Hawaiʻi’s Health Systems

July 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am HST

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Join the Māpuna Lab’s virtual summer training series: Hānai Ahu: Anchoring Culture in Substance Use Treatment & Prevention Models. The series focuses on adopting cultural anchors for substance use treatment and prevention strategies. This series provides a tri-lens cultural view of substance use emphasizing “The Impacts of Colonization on Ahupuaʻa. Conceptualization, V3.0” framework that recently launched with the Hawaiʻi State Plan for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Department of Health. Learn more at mapunalab.com/hanai-ahu. 

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The “Other” Pacific Islanders: Who is Micronesia in the NHPI Communities We Serve in Hawaiʻi’s Health Systems

Summary: Hawaii Opioid Initiative (HOI) Workgroup members, social workers, health care providers, and community members will come together to learn about the importance of data disaggregation of the Pacific Islander population in Hawai‘i centered around SAMHSA’s Recovery Model, The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Abuse Counselor, and Papa Ola Lōkahi’s The Impacts of Colonization on ʻAhupuaʻa Conceptualization V3.0. Attendees will be equipped with learning tools to facilitate deeper connections to the Micronesian communities represented in Hawaii which can be engaged in their personal and professional practices.

Learning Objective 1
Participants will understand the history and use of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) acronym in data collection and the importance of data disaggregation for other Pacific Islanders in Hawai‘i.

Learning Objective 2
Participants will identify strategies to avoid creating harm with data-informed decision making and evaluation by understanding how data can provide context on historical and generational trauma of different population groups which can be used as a CSAC screening tool.

Learning Objective 3
Participants will engage in an immersive learning experience with cultural knowledge to develop strategies for inclusion of programming that serves the other Pacific Island communities.


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