HMSA funds geriatric care training program
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine students will be able to get geriatrics experience at Palolo Chinese Home through a grant from the Hawaii Medical Service Association Foundation.
The foundation gave the Department of Geriatric Medicine $297,410 over five years to allow geriatricians to make house calls with trainees in collaboration with the HINOA (Hawaii Neighborhood Outreach for the Aged) House Calls Program at Palolo Chinese Home.
Other health projects receiving HMSA Foundation grants include:
» $50,000 to the Bishop Museum to bring the traveling exhibit "Sesame Street Presents: The Body" here from January to April to teach children about healthy habits and the human body. It features hands-on learning experiences, "How You Work, Your Insides, Your Outsides and Staying Healthy."
» $38,000 to Hawaii Public Television Foundation for "Get Healthy Now," an educational media campaign with short instructional videos to promote good nutrition and exercise among educators, students and families.
» $31,129 to the Community Clinic of Maui to hire a patient services representative to help uninsured and underinsured patients overcome language, literacy and socioeconomic barriers to obtaining prescription medicine through Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs.