Date: January 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
Guest Speaker: Jenn Awa, Deputy Director of Taulama for Tongans
- Knowledge of how tobacco smoke impacts Pacific Islanders
- Knowledge of disproportionate populations that are at risk of smoking
- Increase understanding of how tobacco affects Pacific Islanders
- Better understanding of engagement strategies for tobacco prevention with Pacific Islanders
- Confidence to prevent tobacco use in Pacific Islanders
Jenn Awa, MPH
Jenn Awa, MPH is a Native Hawaiian activist of social justice and a community facilitator of change and healing. She specializes in working with some of the highest-risk and most marginalized community members in the Bay Area. For the past 20 years, she has been facilitating health information, developing curricula, designing, implementing, and evaluating programs, and creatively enriching the knowledge of her community by disseminating health information in a way that is culturally relevant.
Jenn is the Deputy Director of Taulama for Tongans an agency in San Mateo and Alameda Counties in CA, serving Pacific Islanders. She has been a core member of the Regional Pacific Islander Taskforce, partnering with San Francisco County, Alameda County and San Mateo County Departments of Health to develop partnerships in health and improve the overall health of our Pacific Islander communities and sat on the Board of Directors for Samoan Community Development Center for two years.