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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, November 8

MAKAHIKI SERIES

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 - tcabiles@msn.com

 

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 – asp0707@gmail.com

 

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 – 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 11

Wakeup Workout Orem – AMP IT UP Polynesian Fitness

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

• Orem LDS 12th Ward Cultural Hall (950 S. 50 E., Orem)

• 9:00 AM (*Hosted by AMP IT UP)

• Contact: Tawnya To'iaivao - tuasace@gmail.com

 

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 – queencenter@msn.com

 

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 - fahina@ntasutah.org

 

Thursday, November 13

Wakeup Workout Orem – AMP IT UP Polynesian Fitness

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

Orem LDS 12th Ward Cultural Hall (950 S. 50 E., Orem)

9:30 AM (*Hosted by AMP IT UP)

Contact: Tawnya To'iaivao - tuasace@gmail.com

 

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 - bralls@utah.gov

 

Saturday, November 15

Aloha 5K Fun Run - St. George

- FREE family-friendly fun run for community health

- Crosby Confluence Park (1850 S. Convention Center Dr., St. George)

- 8:00 AM (*Hosted by Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition)

- Contact: Susi Lafaele - susi@stgeorgechamber.com

 

Annual Pacific Islander Health Fair - St. George

- FREE family activities, flu shots for seniors, dental screenings, etc.

- St. George Rec Center (175 E. 200 N., St. George)

- 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (*Hosted by Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition)

- Contact: Susi Lafaele - susi@stgeorgechamber.com

 

 

THANK YOU SPONSORS

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

Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition

Southziders Zumba Class