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Dr. Valerie Yontz

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Specialist and Practicum Coordina...

Phone: (808) ***-****  
Local Address:  Honolulu , Hawaii , United States
University of Hawaii Manoa
 
Background

Employment History

  • Specialist and Practice Coordinator
    University of Hawaii Manoa
  • Quality Assurance Officer and the Director of Public Housing Services
    Kokua Kalihi Valley
  • Calpact
  • Nurse, Biologist, Sociologist
  • Chair of Hawai Public Health Training Hui
    University of Hawaii
  • Specialist and Practice Coordinator
    University of Hawaii
  • Coordinator of An Elderly Service Program
    Community Health Center

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BSN
  • MS
  • MA
  • MPH
  • PhD
18 Total References
Web References
Hawai‘i Public Health Association - Board Members
hpha.camp8.org, 19 Oct 2013 [cached]
Valerie Yontz, BSN, MS, MA, MPH, RN-BC, PhD
Member of HPHA since: 2004
Public Health Interests: Public health practice, gerontology, aging and elder services, health equity, culture and diversity, public health workforce development, qualitative evaluation and research methods.
UH Manoa & PIHOA
www.calpact.org, 13 Aug 2015 [cached]
Valerie Yontz, RN, MSN, PhD
CALPACT10
Dr. Valerie Yontz is currently Associate Specialist and Practicum Coordinator. Through her experiences in the community, Dr. Yontz helps make linkages and placements for the MPH students' field practicum.
Prior to her work at the university, Dr. Yontz worked as Health Service Director for the Pohai Nani Retirement Assisted Living facility and with Hospice Hawaii as Patient Care Coordinator. Over a ten year span, Dr. Yontz was the Coordinator of an Elderly Service Program for a Community Health Center in Hawaii called Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) Comprehensive Family Services. She developed an expansive and very successful community-based elderly service program that demonstrated the elderly can exercise, eat right, improve their health, and age more successfully while staying longer in their own homes. Dr. Yontz also served as the Quality Assurance Officer and the Director of Public Housing Services for the Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Center (KKV). She created many major components of KKV's Quality Improvement system.
Dr. Yontz is originally from Central Illinois and has a wide range of experiences acquired throughout her professional life. She is a nurse, biologist, sociologist, and gerontologist. Dr. Yontz has worked in Missouri, Maine, Utah, and Illinois as an emergency room nurse, home health nurse, tuberculosis monitoring nurse, and nursing consultant. With her transcultural nursing background, Dr. Yontz has worked overseas in Liberia, West Africa training village health workers, and in Thailand, Malaysia and throughout Southeast Asia teaching and training Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees about health education topics and healthy behavior practices.
Contact Information Valerie Yontz, RN, MSN, MPH, PhD Associate Specialist & Practice Coordinator Office of Public Health Studies Department of Public Health Sciences University of Hawaii Manoa 1960 East West Road Biomed D202 Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2319 Phone: (808) 956-5771 Fax: (808) 956-5818 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots.
Hawai‘i Public Health Association - HPHA Honor Roll
www.hawaiipublichealth.org, 15 Aug 2014 [cached]
Valerie Yontz
Hawai‘i Public Health Association - HPHA Honor Roll
www.hawaiipublichealth.org, 18 April 2012 [cached]
Valerie Yontz
Hawaii-Pacific Evaluation Association (H-PEA) Keynote Speakers
www.h-pea.org, 23 July 2012 [cached]
by Valerie Yontz, Associate Specialist and Practice Coordinator for the Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii at Mnoa
...
Dr. Yontz will review key components of the professional communication process and critique aspects for cultural effectiveness during professional face-to-face encounters, conference calls, and email exchanges. Using real examples, she will demonstrate how to move from default to designed communication.
Dr. Valerie Yontz is currently an Associate Specialist and Practicum Coordinator for the Office of Public Health Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i. She is a nurse, biologist, sociologist, and gerontologist and has worked in Liberia, Malaysia, Thailand, Missouri, Maine, Utah, and Illinois. Her professional experiences include being the Quality Assurance Officer and the Director of Public Housing Services for Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Center. She created many major components of KKV's Quality Improvement system. She was also the Health Services Director for Pohai Nani Good Samaritan's Health Services. Dr. Yontz's teaching areas include health services, cultural competency, health policy, gerontology, administration and planning. She has participated in community-based participatory research, and in research on aging issues, health disparities, and end-of-life decision-making.
Dr. Yontz has a PhD in Sociology of Aging, a MPH in Gerontology, and a MS in Transcultural Nursing.
Valerie Yontz
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