April 16: Forum on Primary Care Shortage in Hawaiʻi

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Date/Time

April 16th, 2018

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

April 16, Monday, at 5:00pm at Room 314

Kelley Withy, PhD, MD (JABSOM Area Health Education Center) will present data on and impacts of primary care shortage in Hawaiʻi as well as proposed solutions. Dr. Seiji Yamada will give a short review about primary care as the essential basis for an effective healthcare system and how deficiencies in primary care can lead to worse health outcomes and social injustices.

A discussion-engagement by medical students on the importance of improving primary care in Hawaiʻi will follow. MD student organizers hope you’ll attend and share your thoughts with us! We know you agree that investing in primary care will improve healthcare outcomes at reduced costs while keeping our doctors and patients happy.

Here’s some relevant local news to consider in our discussion:

http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/hawaii-needs-hundreds-of-doctors-with-shortage-expected-to-worsen/1103889819
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37831143/hawaii-is-still-one-of-the-worst-states-for-doctors-new-report-says
http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2018/04/08/hawaii-news/the-possibilities-are-limitless/

Please RSVP here. There will be food.🙂

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact
Landon (FMIG), lkozai@hawaii.edu
Will (PSJ), wharris8@hawaii.edu
Arcy (PSJ), arcelita@hawaii.edu

Hosted by MD Students from Family Medicine and the Partnership for Social Justice interest groups