Location: Hawai’i Island
Cyd L. Hoffeld was the Health Promotions Manager for Bay Clinic, Inc. and is now the Community Health Educator Supervisor for Hawai’i Island Community Health Center (HICHC) in East Hawaiʻi ~ A Network of Community Health Centers serving 75% of Hawaiʻi Island.
As a Kānaka ʻŌiwi born and raised in Hilo, she is culturally grounded in her community. During her 22 years with Bay Clinic, her roles included Family Planning/Health Educator, outreach coordinator, community/partner liaison, HIV/AIDS/Hep C Counselor & Tester Specialist, credentialing specialist, youth center program manager, and providing community presentations on the topics of: Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology; Teen Pregnancy Prevention; STD/HIV/Hep C Prevention; Puberty; Healthy Relationships; Intimate Partner Violence Prevention, and more.
As part of her new role with HICHC, she is also the East Hawaiʻi Community Health Worker Supervisor. Her CHW staff enrolls individuals and families into MedQuest, Marketplace, or Medicare programs. They participate in Community Outreach and Street Medicine Outreach activities. They also offer health screenings & referrals and provide culturally appropriate health information to clients in community-based settings.
When Cyd is not working, she enjoys sleeping in, camping with her husband, spending lots of time with her ʻohana, reading, and playing Sudoku.