Governor Herbert has declared November 9th-15th Pacific Islander Health Week in an effort led by the Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition to raise awareness and work toward solutions to address the serious health issues that impact Utah's Pacific Islander community.  Check out the events that will be happening during the 3rd Annual Pacific Islander Health Week.


Saturday, November 8


FREE Makahiki celebration, poi pounding, lomilomi massage, and health screenings

Riverwalk Clubhouse (6972 River Reserve Court, Midvale)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (*Hosted by Hui Hawai'i o Utah Hawaiian Civic Club)

Contact: Tina Cabiles-Carden -


Monday, November 10

Wakeup Workout SLC – Early Morning Zumba (EMZ)

• FREE fun, exciting workout with the EMZ Crew to start off your week

• Sorenson Multicultural Center (855 W. 1300 S., Salt Lake City)

• 5:30 – 6:30 AM (*Hosted by Early Morning Zumba Crew)

• Contact: Sinai Misinale Pauni –


Wakeup Workout Orem – AMP IT UP Polynesian Fitness

• FREE fun, exciting workout with the AMP IT UP Crew to start off your week

• Orem 12th Ward LDS cultural hall (950 S. 50 E., Orem)

• 6:00 – 7:00 AM (*Hosted by AMP IT UP)

• Contact: Crystal Ripley-Ainuʻū –


Kick-off Event – Utah Pacific Islander Health Expo 2014

FREE family activities; screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure; health resources; Zumba; free food.

• Sorenson Multicultural Center (855 W. 1300 S., Salt Lake City)

• 6:00 - 8:30 PM (*Hosted by Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition, Sorenson Multicultural Center)

• Contact: Jake Fitisemanu Jr –


Tobacco Prevention – Great American Smoke-Out

FREE resources on tobacco prevention and help with quitting tobacco; display of tobacco awareness posters by local youth advocates.

• Sorenson Multicultural Center (855 W. 1300 S., Salt Lake City)

• 6:00 – 8:30 PM (*Hosted by Queen Center, Island Teens Against Tobacco, Salt Lake County Health Department)


 Wednesday, November 12

Tobacco Awareness – Great American Smokeout Activity

FREE youth awareness assembly, tobacco-free pledges, and tobacco-free art contest

• Mana Academy Charter School (2355 Technology Drive, West Valley City)

• 2:30 – 3:30 PM (*Hosted by The Queen Center, UDOH Tobacco Program)

• Contact: Joyce AhYou –


Health Insurance Enrollment Fair

FREE assistance with online insurance enrollment

National Tongan American Society (3007 S. West Temple, Unit H, Salt Lake City)

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Hosted by National Tongan American Society)

Contact: Fahina Tavake-Pasi -


Friday, November 14

World Diabetes Day

Press conference event

Venue TBA (Salt Lake City)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (*Hosted by American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

Contact: Brenda Ralls -


Saturday, November 15

St. George Kick-off Event – First Annual Pacific Islander Community Health Fair

FREE family activities; flu shots; health screenings and resources; Zumba, Hot Hula

• Venue TBA (St. George)

• Time TBA (*Hosted by Washington County Pacific Islander Community)

• Contact: Keli Langi –



Community and Organizational Sponsors


Angels Crossing Hospice

Association for Utah Community Health

Children's Service Society

EMZ  (Early Morning Zumba)

Hui Hawai'i o Utah Hawaiian Civic Club

Kauwahi 'Anaina Hawaiian Civic Club

MZL Fitness

National Tongan American Society

Pacific Islander Behavioral Health Association of Utah

The Queen Center