Philippine Nurses Association of Hawaii
The Philippine Nurse Association of Hawaii (PNAH) was born as the 32nd Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA) charter member on November 24, 2000. Since then, the PNAH has made significant achievements as a community organization.
The PNAH was host to the 25th PNA of America National Convention in July 2004 as well as to the PNAA and PNA-Philippines 5th International Nursing Conference as part of the Centennial Celebrations of the first Filipino migrant workers to Hawaii. In 2006, the PNAH began as a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer organization. It also partnered with the UH Manoa’s “Mabuhay para sa Diabetes“, and “Health is Welath” community-based participatory research studies resulting in two publications and one international presentation in Cebu City, Philippines.
PNAH is also a strong supporter of NAMI (Nurse Advocates and Mentors, Inc.) NCLEX licensing review classes, and the National Kidney Foundation. PNAH has also partnered with the American Cancer Society “Ï Can Cope” cancer education classes and “Making Strides for Breast Cancer” 5K Run/Walk as well as the United Health Care” caregivers education seminars.”
PNAH was a donor to the “Building the Dream” fund campaign of the FilCom Center, as well as to Bantay Bata Foundation and Gawad Kalinga as part of the PNAA Philippines initiatives to helping homeless in the Philippines.
PNAH is also the proud sponsor of the “Healthy Heart Healthy Family” community initiative at the FilCom Center, a program that aims to prevent heart disease. This is a 10-week evening classes held every Monday on how to keep your heart and your family’s heart healthy.