Pacific Cancer Programs

Developing Human Resources for Health (HRH) in the Pacific

Below are selected articles relating to HRH in the Pacific, as well as cancer and NCD in the USAPI. Many were co-authored by members of the Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands and other health partners in the USAPI.

Information from the PACT assessments have been used in health workforce planning for cancer and other NCD in the Pacific. Many of the articles were supported by a HRSA Bureau of Health Professions Cooperative Agreement for the Pacific Association of Clinical Training (PACT), funded by HRSA grant number 1 U12HP01064: A Cooperative Agreement to Plan, Develop and Operate a Continuing Clinical Education Program in the Pacific Basin. This grant was awarded to the UH JABSOM DFMCH in 2003-2008 under the direction of Dr. Neal Palafox (Principal Investigator), Dr. Tai-Ho Chen (Project Director 9/03 - 04/06) and Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum (Project Director 5/06 - 08/08).

Access the full issue or just parts of it in a downloadable pdf format, by clicking on the appropriate link below:

  • Full Issue >PDF<
  • Table of Contents>PDF<
  • Guest Editorial>PDF<
  • Acknowledgements of Federal Funding>PDF<
  • USAPI Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Needs Assessment: Executive Summary>PDF<
  • Pilot Evaluation of Distance Education modalities>PDF<
  • American Samoa CPD Assessment>PDF<
  • CNMI CPD Assessment>PDF<
  • Guam CPD Assessment>PDF<
  • Chuuk CPD Assessment>PDF<
  • Kosrae CPD Assessment>PDF<
  • Pohnpei CPD Assessment>PDF<
  • Yap CPD Assessment>PDF<
  • Palau CPD Assessment>PDF<
  • RMI CPD Assessment>PDF<
  • PACT Telecommunications Assessment for e-learning>PDF<
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT) Capacity in the USAPI>PDF<
  • Ulithi Atoll (Yap) health assessment>PDF<
  • Age of onset of Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension in Yap>PDF<
  • Health Consequences of the US Pacific Thermonuclear Weapons Testing Program (USPTWTP)>PDF<
  • Decentralized, Onsite Training (DC-OS) for USAPI Health workers>PDF<
  • PACT Lessons Learned and Next Steps in Developing a Sustainable Continuing Health Professionals Education System in the USAPI>PDF<

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Funding Sources: PRCCR: #: 5U58DP000835 | Pacific CEED: #: 5U58DP000976 | RCCC: #: U55/CCU923887 

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