Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 24 Program: "Health Hawaii: Where are we and where are we going

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Monday, August 24, , 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.


11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks

12:00 Program: "Health Hawaii: Where are we and where are we going", Dr, Virginia Pressler, Director of Health

Dr. Virginia M. Pressler is Director of Health for the State of Hawaii Department of Health. In addition to oversight of administrative responsibilities, she oversees Family Health, Disease Outbreak Control, Emergency Medical Services, Communicable Diseases, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Developmental Disabilities, Environmental Health, State Laboratories, Behavioral Health, Hawaii State Hospital, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and other public health services. She also has a number of attached agencies such as the State Health Planning and Development Agency, Office of Language Access, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Executive Office on Aging, and others.

Previously Dr. Pressler was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer for Hawaii Pacific Health, a non-profit healthcare network that includes Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Straub Clinic & Hospital, Pali Momi Medical Center, and Wilcox Hospital and Kauai Medical Clinic on Kauai.

1:00 Adjourn