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January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Members Ms. Pam Higa, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food Stamp Program Ms. Linda Chock, Dept. of.

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1 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Members Ms. Pam Higa, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food Stamp Program Ms. Linda Chock, Dept. of Health WIC Service Branch Ms. Susan Uyehara, Office of Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs Mr. Bobby Gocong, Office of Community Services, Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations Ms. Alison Lum, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food Nutrition Services FO Ms. Elvira Lee, Dept. of Health, Executive Office on Aging Ms. Naomi Kanehiro, University of Hawaii, Cooperative Extension Ms. Melanie Murakami, Dept. of Health WIC Service Branch USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP

2 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP part·ner·ship (pärt'nər-shĭp') Pronunciation Key n. Pronunciation Key The state of being a partner. A legal contract entered into by two or more persons in which each agrees to furnish a part of the capital and labor for a business enterprise, and by which each shares a fixed proportion of profits and losses. The persons bound by such a contract. A relationship between individuals or groups that is characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility, as for the achievement of a specified goal: Neighborhood groups formed a partnership to fight crime. American Heritage DictionaryAmerican Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share ThisCite This SourceShare This col·lab·o·rate (kə-lāb'ə-rāt') Pronunciation Key intr.v. col·lab·o·rat·ed, col·lab·o·rat·ing, col·lab·o·rates Pronunciation Key To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort. To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one's country. American Heritage DictionaryAmerican Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share ThisCite This SourceShare This

3 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP SNAP USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Premise of the committee is based on this ideal. Partnership Collaboration Issues, projects, and programs seamlessly combine interdepartmentally where every one executes their role to success. Reality Check (In general, this does not happen.) Exceptionally successful projects take exceptional efforts, gestures and agreements – behind the scenes, laying down of egos for the common goal of making it work. Often times it feels like you have committed to pulling teeth, a long agonizing process. The bureaucracy of the process impedes the speed and the deadlines of a project.

4 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP The Islands may be paradise, but many challenges to success adds to difficulty. Intergovernmental cooperation based on relationships, no different than neighbors. Individuals prone to holding grudges (long or generational). Melting Pot only adds to cultural challenges. Its an island….where are you gonna go? Hawaiian Style

5 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP State of Hawaii Kauai County Maui County Hawaii County City & County of Honolulu

6 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Success Hawaiian Style Clearly define goals and roles of participants. Over-communication & Often Reinforce partnerships. Agree to workable time lines. Follow up and Close the Deal. Always keep in mind cultural significance.

7 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Target goals to specific priority elements. SNAP involves fruits & vegetables, even during committee meetings. Spirit of success is vested in trust, and communication. Willingness to import & include outsiders. Limiting the input of male counterparts. Ingredients for Success

8 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Members Ms. Pam Higa, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food Stamp Program Ms. Linda Chock, Dept. of Health WIC Service Branch Ms. Susan Uyehara, Office of Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs Mr. Bobby Gocong, Office of Community Services, Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations Ms. Alison Lum, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food Nutrition Services FO Ms. Elvira Lee, Dept. of Health, Executive Office on Aging Ms. Naomi Kanehiro, University of Hawaii, Cooperative Extension Ms. Melanie Murakami, Dept. of Health WIC Service Branch USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP

9 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Lead Roles are Dynamic Information is wide ranging and shared. Willingness to assist and help. Relentless pursuit. Projects are nurtured. Ingredients for Success USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP

10 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Partners: WIC, Food Stamp Program, University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension, Local Representation One Day Event Enlist Dynamic / Evolving Population Information Sharing Not All Goals Met Lanai Outreach Food Stamp Program

11 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Molokai Lanai Maui Kahoolawe Copyright 2005 – geology.com Maui County

12 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Promotional Launch of Health Initiative Drafted a proven model Based on Iowa WIC Program Provided Employees with Critical Tools for Assessment Determine Stages for Change. Help those not prepared to change, move others on. WIC New Public Health Initiative of F & V More Matters Campaign

13 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Establish EBT Use for New Farmers Market Partners: 2 Non-Profits, 3 Council Partner Participation, 3 State Departments not part of Council Stay Focused on Goals, Persistent, Over Communicate Assist Project Coordinators

14 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Ingredients for Success: Hawaiian Style Goals are Very Specific Dynamic Lead - Interchange Share Lots of Information Often Willingness to Help Willingness to Seek other Partners Nurture the Projects Pursue Relentlessly the Project Goals

15 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP Any Further Questions ?

16 January 24 th & 25 th 2008 USDA/FNS Hawaii SNAP PAU Sounds Like = POW Means = Finish, Complete.


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