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Rural Health
Resources by State: Hawaii

An Interim Evaluation Report of the Innovative Projects Portfolio of the Medicare Flex Grant Program
Provides background on the Flex Program and the Integration of Innovative Health Care Models (Innovative Projects) program area. Evaluates the impact of the Innovative Projects program area across seven participating states, focusing on activities involving the transition to value-based care, telehealth, care coordination, quality improvement, and system delivery in rural communities.
Author(s): Sara Kahn-Troster, John Gale, Anush Hansen, Andrew Coburn
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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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
Citation: 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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Promoting Optimal Native Outcomes (PONO) by Understanding Women's Stress Experiences
Analyzes psychosocial stressors in women, aged 18-35, living in a rural Hawaiian community with a large Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population to promote optimal native outcomes (PONO). Gathered information from 36 women participating in focus groups and identified seven stressor themes: intimate relationships; family and home life; child rearing; time for self; neighborhood environment; workplace; and finances.
Author(s): May Okihiro, Lisa Duke, Deborah Goebert, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Primary Prevention, 38(1-2), 159-173
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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Making Cancer Survivorship Care Plans More Inclusive of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities
Describes reviews and assessments of 4 survivorship care plans and offers recommendations on how plans could be more inclusive of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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Potentially Preventable Medication-Related Hospitalizations: A Clinical Pharmacist Approach to Assessment, Categorization, and Quality Improvement
Examines pharmacist-led quality improvement practices, implemented across rural and urban counties in Hawaii, to identify and categorize potentially preventable medication-related hospital admissions. Describes how data collected during the investigation is used to improve pharmacist interventions focused on reducing medicated-related readmissions.
Author(s): Karen L. Pellegrin, Elizabeth Lee, Reece Uyeno, Chris Ayson, Roy Goo
Citation: Journal of the American Pharmacies Association, 57(6), 711-716
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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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
Citation: 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
Citation: 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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