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Rural Health
Resources by State: Hawaii

Preventable Tooth Loss in Hawai'i: The Role of Socioeconomic Status, Diabetes, and Dental Visits
Results of a study examining association of tooth loss with health risk, dental care access, and sociodemographic factors including income level in 13,371 adults from 4 racial and ethnic groups in Hawaii. Features demographic statistics including breakdowns by residence in a city center, outside a city center, or a nonmetropolitan area.
Author(s): Mikako Deguchi, Marjorie K. Leimomi Mala Mau, James Davis, Richard Niederman
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
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Snapshot: Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health
Fact sheet with statistics on uninsurance rates by ethnicity, health disparities by ethnicity, sex, and three types of cancer incidence rates, and rates of hepatitis B and HIV infection.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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Housing Needs of Native Hawaiians: A Report From the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs
Report of housing conditions and needs for Native Hawaiians as part of a larger Native American housing study mandated by Congress in 2009. Includes discussion of population growth and distribution; demographic, social, and economic conditions; housing conditions and needs; circumstances of Native Hawaiians residing on Hawaiian Home Lands and those on the waiting list; and housing policy and programs. Rural and urban comparisons, particularly in the Home Lands discussion, are available.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Examining the Role of a Community Coalition in Facilitating Policy and Environmental Changes to Promote Physical Activity: The Case of Get Fit Kaua‘i
Examines Get Fit Kauai, a community coalition that brought changes in built environment (BE) policies and infrastructure changes to rural Hawaii. Describes how the community coalition developed a theory to explain the process of the community coalition facilitating BE change to support physical activity.
Author(s): Lehua B. Choy, Jay E. Maddock, Beverley Brody, Katherine L. Richards, Kathryn L. Braun
Location: Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research, 6(4), 638-647
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
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Animals Help People Heal in Rural Areas
Discusses the role of service and therapy animals in rural communities. Features service dogs of Hawaii, therapeutic riding horses of Wyoming, and a Florida skilled nursing facility with a therapy pig and tortoise.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Hawaii
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Challenges and Promise of Health Equity for Native Hawaiians
Illustrates the status of health equity for Native Hawaiians by describing their population characteristics, and health and social disparities. Identifies effective programs developed to address health disparities, and offers recommendations to improve health equity.
Author(s): Noreen Mokuau, Patrick H. DeLeon, Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, et al.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
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State of Hawai'i Primary Care Needs Assessment Data Book 2016
Examines primary care needs and services for the state of Hawaii, including statistics and data on morbidity, oral health, mental health, substance abuse, and population and socio-economic factors. Also includes discussion on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and the Health Professional Shortages Areas (HPSAs) of the state.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Open Hearts, Open Minds: An Accomplishments Report of the Pacific Island Task Force
Summarizes U.S. government's response to recommendations from community leaders in Hawaii, the U.S. Pacific Territories, and U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands on various topics, including health equity. Details successes in improving access to federal programs and resources, and increasing grant opportunities in the Pacific region.
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Education
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Using Photovoice with Youth to Develop a Drug Prevention Program in a Rural Hawaiian Community
Presents the results of a community-university research project involving 10 youth from rural areas participating in 8 focus groups with the purpose of developing a Native Hawaiian model of drug prevention.
Author(s): Susana Helm, Wayde Lee, Vanda Hanakahi, et al.
Location: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 22(1), 1–26
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
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