Developing Human Resources in the Pacific


EDITOR Sitaleki A. Finau, Director Pasifika @ Massey,
Albany Campus, Massey University, New Zealand.
Hawaiian Team

EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE Setita Naqelevuki, Health Research Council of the
Pacific Limited, Suva

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE We thank and acknowledge the main funding is
from University of Hawaii with assistance from the Fiji
School of Medicine, Massey University and HRCP.

 

 

Guest Editorial
Lee Ellen Buenconsejo-Lum, Allen L. Hixon, Neal A. Palafox, Susan Matsuko Shinagawa, Page 5-7

Aknowledgement
Page 8-12

Original Papers
Pacific Basin Health Worker Training in the United States Affiliated Pacific Islands: Needs Assessment and Priorities for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program Executive Summary
T.H. Chen, L.E. Buenconsejo-Lum, N.A. Palafox, Page 13-19
A Pilot Evaluation of Distance Education Modalities for Health Workers in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands
T.H. Chen, L.E. Buenconsejo-Lum, K.L. Braun, C. Higa, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 20-28
American Samoa Assessment for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program
L.E. Buenconsejo-Lum, T.H. Chen, V.T. Tofaeono, E. Oo, Page 29-36
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Assessment for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program
T.H. Chen, P. Untalan, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 37-43
Guam Assessment for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program
T.H. Chen, L.E. Buenconsejo-Lum, J.L.S. Yatar, L. Duenas, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 44-50
Chuuk Assessment for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program
G.G. Maskarinec, T.H. Chen, J. Marar, R. Saimon, D.B. Buliche, Page 51-55
Kosrae Assessment for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program
T.H. Chen, A. Nena, K. Mongkeya, L. Taulung, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 56-60
Pohnpei Assessment for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program
L.E. Buenconsejo-Lum, T.H. Chen, J. Hedson, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 61-64
Yap Assessment for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program
G.G. Maskarinec, A.M. Durand, J. Habuchmai, Page 65-69
Palau Assessment for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program
T.H. Chen, G. Dever, S. Kuartei, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 70-76
Republic of the Marshall Islands Assessment for a Continuing Health Care Professional Development Program
J.R. Langidrik, S. Riklon, T. Soe, T. Jack, G.A. Balaoing, S. Lanwi, K. Gunawardane, L.E. Buenconsejo-Lum, Page 77-84
Pacific Association for Clinical Training: E-Learning Telecommunication Infrastructure Assessment in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands
C. Higa, Page 85-92
Interdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning as a Method to Prepare Micronesia for Public Health Emergencies
S. Yamada, A.M. Durand, T.H. Chen, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 93-97
ICT Capacity and Human Resource Development in Island Economies
C. Higa, Page 98-101
Healthcare is Not Something You Can Isolate From Life in General: Factors Influencing Successful Clinical Capacity Building in the Pacific
R. Vezina, E.M. Reyes, C.K. Goshima, S.F. Morin, Page 102-109
Meeting the Challenge of HIV Clinical Training Within 2.5 Million Square Miles of the Pacific Ocean
K.D. Patrick, C.K. Goshima, T. Bowen, C. Lyden, J. Waldron, R. Vezina, E.M. Reyes, N.N. Andrade, Page 110-113
Developing a Community-Based Collaboration to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Among Pacific Islanders in California
S.P. Tanjasiri, J.H. Tran, P.H. Palmer, M.A. Foo, M. Hanneman, C. Lee, L. Sablan-Santos, A.A. Sripipatana, Page 114-122
Capacity Building for Cancer Awareness in Hawai‘i’s Foreign-born Filipino Communities
C. Cuaresma, D.B. Mitschke, H. Robinett, Page 123-129
Empowering Natural Clinical Trial Advocates: Nurses and Outreach Workers
D.B. Mitschke, K. Cassel, P. Higuchi, Page 130-136
Evaluation of Distance Learning for Health Education
K. Withy, S. Berry, N. Moore, S. Walsh, L. Sekiguchi, J. Andaya, M. Inada, Page 137-140
Maximizing Successful Pursuit of Health Careers in Micronesia: What to do?
K. Withy, N. Aitaoto, S. Berry, F. Amoa, F. Untalan, Page 141-150
Ulithi Atoll Health Assessment: A Peek at the Health of Rural Micronesia
W.T. Hancock, A.M. Durand, A. Yolwa, J. Sagury, C. Legthar, M. Ratima, K. Wachi, A. Adhikary, M. Yarawamai, A. Yarawamai, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 151-159
Age of Onset of Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia
Z.W. Durand, Page 160-164
Health Consequences and Health Systems Response to the U.S. Pacific Thermo-nuclear Weapons Testing Program
N.A. Palafox, S. Riklon, W. Alik, A.L. Hixon, Page 165-173

Viewpoints and Perspectives
“DC-OS”: Decentralized, On-Site Training; A Sadly Neglected Option for Building the Pacific Islands Health Workforce
A.M. Durand, A. Boliy, L. Tamag, L. Roboman, J. Thaulog, T. Ngirmang, K. Withy, Page 174-176
Public Health in the Republic of Palau: What We Can Learn from a Small Island Country
T.S. Duerler, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 177-182
Developing a Model of Evidence-Based Public Health Practice that Makes Sense for the Pacific
J. Rarick, Page 183-185
How Can the University of Hawai‘i Meet Needs for Public Health Education? Results of a Students’ Needs Assessment
J. Lindsey, K.L. Braun, N. Aung, J.A. Campos, L. Choy, J. Chung, S.F. Dellinger, L. Gentry, J. Li, S. Mayet, K. Mitchell- Box, J. Pan, Page 186-192
Imi Ho‘ola: An Educational Model for Disadvantaged Students at the University of Hawai‘i School of Medicine
N.L.K. Judd, K.K. Sakamoto, E.S. Hishinuma, C. DeCambra, A.R. Malate, Page 193-198
The Impact of the Military Presence in Hawai‘i on the Health of Na Kanaka Maoli
K. Niheu, L.M. Turbin, S. Yamada, Page 199-206
Maintaining Balance for a Long Voyage
C. Shehata, N. Anthony, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 207-211
Reasons for Homelessness Among Micronesians at a Transitional Shelter in Hawai‘i
J.S.M. Omori, C.K. Kleinschmidt, E.K.W. Lee, C.J. Lindshield, T. Kuribayashi, D.F. Lee, Page 212-217

Pacific Health Institutions
Pacific Association for Clinical Training (PACT): Lessons Learned and Next Steps in Developing a Sustainable Continuing Medical Education Systemm in the United States Affiliated Pacific Island (USAPI) Jurisdictions
L.E. Buenconsejo-Lum, G.G. Maskarinec, N.A. Palafox, Page 218-228
The Yap AHEC: An Update 2004-2006
A.M. Durand, L. Tamag, A. Yolwa, V. Ngaden, A. Boliy, V. Tafleimal, K. Withy, G. Dever, P. Untalan, F. Untalan, M. Samo, N.S. Nena, Page 229-233

Case Reports and Short Communications
A Cross-Sectional Evaluation of the Health Dispensaries, Community Health, and Current Techniques for Improving Health Assistant Education on the Outer Islands of Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia
M. Inada, M. Le, T.S. Duerler, G.G. Maskarinec, Page 234-239
Dental Manpower Development in the Pacific: Case Study in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
O.K. Tut, J.R. Langidrik, P.M. Milgrom, Page 240-245
Brief Report on Oral Health Prevention Training in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia
O.K. Tut, C. Lefagopal, P.M. Milgrom, Page 246-248
Health Problems of Micronesian Patients at a Student-Run Free Homeless Clinic
D.F. Lee, C.J. Lindshield, T. Kuribayashi, C.K. Kleinschmidt, E.K.W. Lee, J.S.M. Omori, Page 249-257

Book Review
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities of Our Time
By Jeffrey D. Sachs, Reviewed by A.L. Hixon, Page 258
Global Health Leadership and Management
By William H. Foege, Nils M.P. Daulaire, Robert E. Black, Clarence E. Pearson (Editors), Reviewed by A.L. Hixon, Page 259-260