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Patricia Coleman serves as Program Leader of the Nutrition and Health Programs at the Northern Marianas College Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Services (NMC CREES) where she leads research and extension projects that are the first-of-its-kind for the Northern Mariana Islands. Her work has provided valuable insights and information that have been used to guide programmatic and policy development in the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI). Under Patricia's leadership, the World Health Organization selected the Northern Mariana Islands from among 22 countries to receive the "2015-2017 Healthy Islands: Health-In-All Policies Award" for the project, "Children's Healthy Living Program: TASA Role Models". Patricia credits the award to the unrelenting teamwork and dedication of the diverse group of people involved with the project. Additionally, Patricia has served as a mentor to undergraduate students for the National Institutes of Health Short-Term Experience for Underrepresented Persons and the Child Health Assessment in the Pacific Fellowship. She also co-authored several scholarly publications. In 2016, she was selected as the Non-Instructional Faculty Member of the Year. Patricia obtained her bachelor's degree from Northern Marianas College and is in the final phase of a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has a certificate from the Johns Hopkins University Graduate Institute of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Patricia also serves the community in her roles as a Northern Mariana Islands Football Association Executive Committee Member and Vice- Chair of the NMI Non-Communicable Disease Alliance.

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The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs applauds the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) on completing its 33rd annual conference, held virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022. More than 500 government financial accountability officials attended...

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Palau Economic Brief Documents (2022)

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The 2022 Palau Economic Brief and Presentation is produced annually to present an independent assessment of the Republic of Palau’s economic performance and policy environment, as well as independently verified economic statistics

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Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, gives a warm welcome APIPA 2022 Conference participants.

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