“We are working together to reach a day when families are free of violence, when communities recognize that IPV is a major problem, and when everyone takes responsibility for being part of the solution."
The Consortium for Health Safety & Support is a group of active and committed individuals representing community members and community based, wellness, health care, government organizations.
o Nanci Kreidman, Cindy Iannce Spencer, Stephanie Ragolia - Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC)
o Mary Oneha - Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC)
o Jan Shoultz, Karol Richardson, Lois Magnussen - University of Hawaii School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene (UHSONDH)
o Melissa Mamasig - Leeward Public Health Nursing Section, DOH
o Carol Plummer - Consuelo Foundation
o Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association
o Angela Cruz Hoppe - MA`O Community Food Security Initiative
o Leslie Cabingabong - UHM Office of Student Equity Excellence and Diversity (SEED) program
o Aurelio Agcaoili, Jeff Acido – Nakem Youth
o Veronika Geronimo - Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
o Johnnie Mae Perry- Waianae Neighborhood Board Member
o Yvonne Anderson – Family Programs
o Joy Lacanienta - JL Community Consultants
o Patti - Ho`omau Ke Ola
o Kristine Merc
o Chris Ka`akau
o Barbie Lei Burgess- Waianae Neighborhood Place
o Raymund Liongson
o Aurelio Agcaoili
o Malia Taum
o Ka’imi Dung
o Puanani Burgess
o Deonne Cardin
o Laurie Lawrence
o Maile Shimabukuro
o Henry Aquino
Identify the impact of intimate partner violence on the health of Pilipino and Native Hawaiian women and girls in the communities from Waipahu to Waianae and to develop the capacity of the Consortium to address these issues through a culturally appropriate, community participatory, and gender focused public health systems approach.
STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN
A Community Health Needs Assessment was completed by the Consortium in 2011 through focus groups with community members and written surveys conducted through community events/venues. Four focus areas and action steps were identified to be accomplished over the next 5 years.
Focus Areas and Action Steps of the Consortium:
1. Community ownership of “talk story” discussion groups
a. To learn about IPV
b. To support or provide places of safety that are gender based and culturally specific to support women and girls.
Action Step: Convene 8 community talk story groups to test a model of intervention for IPV with Native Hawaiian and Pilipino individuals on the Leeward Coast of Oahu.
2. Strengthen linkages to build capacity with other coalitions or organizations within the targeted community to further identify natural helpers.
Action Step: Identify at least 5 key organizations interested in building the capacity of their members to create a safe and supportive community for women and girls.
3. Identify the need for specialized services.
Action Step: Identify at least three specialized services to meet the needs of the “talk story” discussion groups.
4. Identify strategic best practices for service providers responding to IPV.
Action Step: Assist health provider and social service agencies with establishing policies and procedures for effective delivery of services, through providing best practices training and implementing procedures to effectively serve victims of IPV.
Cindy Spencer at 808-447-3510 • email@example.com
March 17, 2011 - Waianae Domestic Violence Awareness Event Honoring Tanya V
July 2, 2011 Celebration – Ma’ili Beach Park (Sponsored by Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center)
August 27, 2011 - Waipahu Health and Safety Fair
September 9, 2011 - Women’s Health Day – Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
September 21, 2011 - Take Back the Night – University of Hawaii at Manoa
Funding provided by: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health 1CCEWH101006-01-00 and 1CCEWH111025-01-00.
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