University Economic Development Association


HITmethods: Growing Renewable Health and Economic Development Solutions

Award Category: Innovation
Submitted By: University of Hawaii - Pacific Business Center Program
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HITmethods is a leading international healthcare management consulting and capacity building company, which delivered successful pandemic preparedness and response training and capacity building programs from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the Zika outbreak in the Asia-Pacific Region, to the current Coronavirus pandemic that is still affecting the world.

HITmethods integrates the local cultural norms and political-physical environmental impacts to build local capacities in collaborative partnership with the business/economic development technical support of the UH Pacific Business Center Program. Their weaving strategy integrates local health remedies and practices that support health security, self-reliance, and economic security with modern medical science, expertise, and technology. HITmethods experience in rural village, urban and coastal communities in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region includes the organic cultural perspectives that combines natural routines of daily life, with a sustainable focus on resiliency. This approach seamlessly links the economic development and medical expertise that engenders local confidence utilizing local knowledge, expertise, values and wisdom to thrive and survive in isolation.

HITmethods is currently one of the subcontractors to FEMA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Staffing Services IDIQ contract. The project requires contractor managed medical professionals for COVID-19 vaccine administration in support of Federal assistance to state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. HITmethods has the lead role in supporting the State of Hawaii and the United States Territories in the Pacific: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. Also, proposed a grassroots approach to COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation, utilizing local community groups.

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