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Past Events:

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Siaosi Veimau, one of our beloved members of our PIC Health Advisory Board received a double lung transplant and is currently recovering.  Please keep Siaosi in your thoughts as we wish him a speedy recovery.  If you would like to make a financial donation to help Siaosi’s family cover the medical costs, please check out for updates and information.

We all wish Siaosi a speedy recovery!

Our First Pacific Islander Community Health Fair 

PIC Health is excited to announce we will be hosting our first Community Fair! The Fair will include the sharing of PIC Health’s results on the health status of Pacific Islanders in San Diego, food tasting, and other fun activities!

Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!

Update July 2014: We are extremely grateful to have had over 150 participants in the PIC Health Study! We are looking for 20 more people to participate. If you’re interested, please email us We’re planning an end-of-year event to share our results with you and get community feedback on the development of future health programs!

Save the Date!

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014

Time: 4-7pm

Location: Rawmana Fitness

4237 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA. 92117

Come see PIC HEALTH at PIFA!!! September 20-21, 2014

Last year, PIFA had a new “Oceania Health and Wellness” area of the festival! The goal was to promote a healthy Pacific Islander community through providing access to health education and information on strategies to improve health and wellness. In partnership with PIC Health (Pacific Islander Community Health), we distributed information on diabetes, high blood pressure, and nutrition. We also held demo workout classes and had a “RAWMANA” physical activity challenge for chances to win prizes.   Please join us this year as we continue to expand these activities that can influence our community’s health and longevity.  To preserve our people’s health is to preserve our culture!

Please visit for more information.

Planning for PIFA’s 2014 “Oceania Health and Wellness” section is in the works! Stay tuned!

Past Announcements

PIC Health is looking for summer interns!!

~~~Announcement (posted 6/27/13)~~~

Internship Focus: Community-based research in the Pacific Islander Community

Location: Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH), 9245 Sky Park Court, San Diego, 92123 (7 miles from SDSU campus)

Dr. Christina Holub has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society, titled “Engaging Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Cancer Prevention”. This is the first study to address health disparities in the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) community at SDSU’s Institute for Behavioral and Community Health. Dr. Holub’s work aims to lay the foundation for community-based participatory research with NHPI by building academic-community partnerships, understanding cultural influence on the development of intervention strategies, and assessing health behavior risk among NHPIs in San Diego County. The results of this work will inform culturally relevant strategies to promote health and reduce health disparities.

Dr. Holub is currently looking for summer interns, with the possibility of continuing during the school year for credit. Tasks include, but are not limited to: working with other organizations and community leaders in the Pacific Islander community, helping to get additional sponsors/funders of project, short literature reviews, assist with community focus groups, transcribing, survey development and administration, data entry, and general PR and communications/announcements about the project.

Dates: now-September 30, 2013 (with potential to extend internship)

This is an unpaid internship.

Minimum qualifications/requirements:

·         Current high school, undergraduate, or graduate student with an interest in Public Health or related fields (recent grads may apply)

·         Reliable transportation

·         Experience conducting interviews and/or administering surveys

·         Experience working in the Pacific Islander community, working knowledge/understanding of Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, and/or Chamorro language and culture

·         Basic Microsoft Office and data management skills

·         Interns must be able to work independently as well as in a team

·         Availability required: 6-10 hours a week

If interested, please send your inquiry to with “Intern for IBACH-Dr. Holub” in the subject line, or contact Dr. Holub directly at Please include information of your availability.

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