Technical Assistance, Education and Training/Grants

Technical Assistance (TA)

We provide TA in the following areas:

  • Hospital financial and quality improvement issues
  • Strategic planning
  • Grant opportunities and review
  • Needs assessment and analysis

Our office offers technical assistance to community groups in the implementation of a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This process involves the preparation and presentation of surveillance data concerning community health, and the economic impact of healthcare services on a community. We also facilitate in the development and dissemination of a CHNA survey instrument in the community. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all non-profit hospitals are required to complete an assessment once every three years. Examples of past CHNAs are shown below.

CHNA Report – Hale Hoola Hamakua (2013)
CHNA Report – Kahuku Medical Center (2013)
CHNA Report – Kahuku Medical Center (2016)
CHNA Report – Kau Hospital (2013)
CHNA Report – Kula Hospital (2013)

Annual Conference

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health hosts two annual conferences that brings together members of Hawaii’s critical access hospitals, health centers and clinics, rural health associations, public health, community organizations, and rural advocates to learn, share, and celebrate our collective successes. We welcome you to join our state and county partners to work collaboratively to improve care, performance, access, and to better address changes in national and local policy. For more information, please contact our office.

Grant Writing Resources

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (OPCRH) supports grant writers by providing education and workshops, disseminating information regarding grant opportunities, and providing technical assistance. Please see our section, External links, which provides a listing of the grant resources available online. The following information is a compilation of some of the resources available to assist with the development of a grant proposal.

Logic Models-

Identifying Evidence-Based Models-

Developing Work plans-