Living BETTER, Living LONGER

NOVEMBER 11 - 18, 2013

Governor Herbert has declared November 11 - 18 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 2nd Annual Pacific Islander Health Week.

NOV 11TH    |    NOV 12TH    |    NOV 13TH     |     NOV 14TH     |     NOV 15TH     |     NOV 16TH     |     NOV 18TH

Monday, November 11

 

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 – asp0707@gmail.com

 

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 – cripleyainuu@gmail.com

 

Kick-off Event – Utah Pacific Islander Health Expo 2013

FREE family activities; flu shots; screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure; health resources; Zumba, Hot Hula; 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 – jjfitisemanu@utah.gov

 

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)

 

Tuesday, November 12

 

Seniors/Elders Health Awareness - Kūpuna Health Luncheon

FREE workshops and resources for seniors; learn how to integrate traditional Pacific health with western clinical medicine; lunch provided.

• Kīpuka Hawaiian Cultural Center (741 W. Smelter Street, Midvale)

• 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  (*Hosted by Health Choice Utah, Kīpuka Hawaiian Cultural Center, Hui Hawaiʻi o Utah

• Hawaiian Civic Club, Kauwahi ʻAnaina Hawaiian Civic Club, University of Hawaiʻi Dept. of Native Hawaiian Health)

• Contact/RSVP to: Kathleen Keanini Madsen – kakalina56@yahoo.com

 

Wednesday, November 13

 

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 – queencenter@msn.com

 

Thursday, November 14

 

Diabetes Awareness – World Diabetes Day 2013

FREE screening of “Sugar Babies” documentary, diabetes resources, press conference, breakfast provided

• Utah State Capitol Rotunda (350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City)

• 8:30 – 10:30 AM (*Hosted by UDOH Diabetes Program, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

• Contact: Brenda Ralls – bralls@utah.gov

 

Diabetes Awareness – World Diabetes Day 2013

FREE diabetes workshop, guest speaker and health resources

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

• 1:00 – 2:30 PM (*Hosted by National Tongan American Society)

• Contact: Fahina Tavake-Pasi – fahina36@hotmail.com

 

Friday, November 15

 

Hepatitis B Awareness – Pacific Community Discussion Dinner

FREE community workshop and Q&A session, dinner provided (must RSVP)

• Kīpuka Hawaiian Cultural Center (741 W. Smelter Street, Midvale)

• 5:00 – 7:00 PM (*Hosted by Gilead Science, National Tongan American Society, Samoan Chiefs Council of Utah)

• Contact/RSVP to: Ivoni Malohifoʻou-Nash – ivoni@ntasutah.org

 

Saturday, November 16

 

Cultural Wellness – Taking Care of the Mind, Body, & Spirit for Ourselves & Our Families

FREE presentations: (1) My Culture, My Values, and My Doctor, (2) Hospice and Homecare, (3) Fine-tuning Relationships; register at www.utahpacifichealth.org

• SelectHealth (5381 Green Street, Murray)

• 8:30 – 11:00 AM (*Hosted by SelectHealth, Angels Crossing Hospice, Pacific Islander Behavioral Health Association of Utah)

• Contact: Daela Taeoaliʻi-Higgs – daela.taeoalii-higgs@selecthealth.org

 

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 – kelilangi1@yahoo.com

 

Monday, November 18

 

Community Wellness Art Show – “heART healthy: Pacific Art for the Heart”

FREE walkthrough art show featuring local Pacific artists and Island Teens Against Tobacco art projects; heart disease info and resources; light snack provided

• Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 W. 3100 S., West Valley City)

• 5:00 – 8:00 PM (*Hosted by The Queen Center, Paul Soliai Foundation, L.E.L.E. – Learning Excellence through Leadership and Education)

• Contact: Inoke Hafoka – inokevhafoka@gmail.com

 

 

 

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