> Tuesday, Dec. 2 -- Hawaii Public Health Institute presents a Perspectives on Community Health visit to the Palolo Ohana Learning Center in Palolo Valley Homes Public Housing Unit, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. This is one of a series of monthly learning trips to organizations addressing the health of their communities. There is space for 20 people on the visit to this new facility, which has space and equipment for a variety of different activities, including cooking, reading circles, multimedia/video production, hula, karate and more. It is used by Pacific Islander (including Hawaiian) and Southeast Asian immigrant children and adults. Click HERE to register by Friday, Nov. 28.
> Wednesday, Dec. 3 -- FilmWorks presents "Unprescribed -- Prescription for Addiction" on KGMB-TV at 9 p.m. in a commercial-free television broadcast. The film documents an epidemic that's nationwide. Pharmaceutical drug abuse, particularly misuse of benzodiazepines, stimulants and prescribed painkillers is the leading cause of accidental deaths in America -- more than cocaine and heroin overdoses and even more than auto crashes on highways, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
> Thursday, Dec. 4 — The Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco present “What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities,” a free webcast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. How can we improve conditions in some of the country’s most distressed places? What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities, a new volume of essays published jointly by the Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, addresses this question. Its contributors argue that the answers must be data-driven and require better collection, use, and sharing of information across sectors. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the volume brings together authors from community development, public health, education, and related fields. Click HERE to watch live. Click HERE to register. Registration is requested but not required.
> Tuesday, Dec. 9 -- Association of Fundraising Professionals-Aloha Chapter presents a free workshop, "Fundraising Factors: Identifying Your Top Prospects Using Philanthropy and Wealth Screening with DonorSearch," from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Paki Room I, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu. What are the wealth and philanthropic factors that most closely correlate with major giving? How can you use your development resources most effectively? This workshop will highlight the six philanthropic and wealth factors that best identify your top prospective donors, based on models that were back tested against giving records by over 400 nonprofits and 5 billion dollars' worth of giving. Find the major donors hidden in plain sight among your donor rolls, as well as your top planned giving prospects. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. Click HERE to register by Friday, Dec. 5.
> Wednesday, Dec. 10 -- Hawaii Youth Services Network presents "Oahu Sex Ed 101 for Educators -- All You Need to Know and More," a free workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Airport Honolulu Hotel, 3401 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu. Topics include: Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology and Basic Sexuality; Birth Control Options; and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Click HERE to register.