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Resources by State: Hawaii

More than Black and White: Differences in Predictors of Obesity among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders and European Americans
Analyzes predictors of obesity in rural Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian American, and European American undergraduate students by examining body mass index (BMI), exercise frequency, symptoms of psychiatric disorders, health outcomes, health status, and health behaviors.
Author(s): Alok Madan, Olga G. Archambeau, Vanessa A. Milsom, et al.
Citation: Obesity, 20(6), 1325-1328
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
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Compacts of Free Association: Improvements Needed to Assess and Address Growing Migration
Describes migration to the U.S. and its territories from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau. Discusses financial impact in Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to provide services to these migrants, including health services.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Development and Implementation of a Food System Intervention to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Rural Hawai'i
Report on the Healthy Foods Hawaii intervention trial in four rural communities, which aimed to improve the diets of children and decrease obesity rates. Includes information about the impacts of access to transportation, education, and healthy foods.
Author(s): Rachel Novotny, Vinutha Vijayadeva, Vicky Ramirez, et al.
Citation: Hawaii Medical Journal, 70(7 suppl 1), 42-46
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
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Developing the Rural Primary Care Workforce in Hawai'i - A 10-Point Plan
Describes initiatives focused on addressing physician shortages in Hawaii. Covers a ten point plan to lay the framework for improving the rural physician training pipeline. Highlights the impact of a rural family medicine residency program.
Author(s): Allen L. Hixon, Lee E. Buenconsejo-Lum
Citation: Hawaii Medical Journal, 69(6), 53-55
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
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Pacific Southwest Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center - Events Calendar
Lists the events, trainings, and webinars for the Pacific Southwest Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Pacific Southwest Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center
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Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center - Events
Calendar of events covering telehealth in Hawaii and surrounding territories, rural initiatives, telehealth conferences, and more from the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center and partner organizations.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center
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Hawaii Primary Care Needs Assessment Tracker
Data tool offering health statistics for the state of Hawaii, including data on population by race/ethnicity and age, health insurance coverage, income and employment, maternal health, morbidity, mortality, and oral health. Each health indicator can be broken down to offer statewide, county-level, and primary care service area data.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Video: Coffee Break Series 9, Primary Care Needs Assessment (PCNA) Tracker
Type: Database
Sponsoring organizations: Hawaii Health Matters, Hawaii State Department of Health
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ECHO Hawai'i
A medical education and mentoring model consisting of a group of clinical and community experts along with telehealth technology to build primary care capacity while improving access to specialty healthcare in rural communities. Offers no-cost CME to participants.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: 'Ohana Health Plan, Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers, Hawaii State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Hawaii State Rural Health Association, John A. Burn School of Medicine, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center
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Hawai'i Health Matters
Provides state and county-level information on health indicators for Hawaii, along with promising practices and data reporting tools. Covers demographics, chronic disease, healthcare access, maternal and child health, behavioral health, exercise and nutrition, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health
Online peer-reviewed journal published monthly focusing on multicultural and environmental aspects of health and human services in the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Rim region.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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