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Hawaii Organizations

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
Influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders living in the United States and its jurisdictions.
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Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)
Works to improve the health of the underserved in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin through training and supporting health professions students and health care providers to serve rural and underserved areas. Includes the American Samoa Area Health Education Center.
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Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS)
Encompasses medical assistance programs, public assistance programs, child welfare and adoption, assistance for needy families, rehabilitation and services for the blind.
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Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HHIE)
Established for the purpose of improving healthcare delivery throughout the State of Hawaii through seamless and safe health information exchange.
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Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC)
A public benefit corporation governed by a 13-member board of directors whose responsibility is to develop policies, procedures, and rules necessary to plan, operate, and manage the hospitals within Hawaii.
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Hawaii Primary Care Association (HPCA)
A non-profit organization dedicated to fostering primary health care—basic medical, dental and behavioral health, and health education services—for all Hawaii residents.
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Hawaii Public Health Association (HPHA)
Association of community members, public health professionals and organizations dedicated to improving public health in Hawaii. Serves as a voice for public health professionals and as a repository for information about public health in the Pacific.
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Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH)
Protects and improves the health and environment for all people in Hawaii. Includes the Office of Health Equity and the Divisions of Adult Mental Health, Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention, Developmental Disabilities, and Environmental Health Services.
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Hawaii State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Coordinates federal, state, and local efforts aimed at improving the health of Hawaii’s rural and medically underserved populations.
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Hawaii State Rural Health Association (HSRHA)
Also includes three county-based Rural Health Associations: Hawaii Island, Kauai, and Maui. Provides communication, education, and research opportunities related to rural health issues in Hawaii and provides leadership in developing healthy rural communities.
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Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH)
An advocate for Hawaii health care facilities, their systems and the health care services they provide. The Healthcare Association of Hawaii represents its members in their ongoing efforts to meet the health care needs of the people of Hawaii.
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National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP)
Advocates for Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NHPI) healthcare professionals, patients, and communities. NCAPIP focuses on access and quality healthcare, focused research and data, and workforce to support the health and well being of AANHPI populations and communities.
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North Hawaii Outcomes Project (NHOP)
Provides current community health-related data to facilitate improvement of the health and quality of life in North Hawaii and Hawaii County.
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Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a public agency working to improve conditions for native Hawaiians in the areas of culture, economic self-sufficiency, education, governance, and health.
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Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Helps rural communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming improve community infrastructure with initiatives that include housing, water and wastewater programs. Offers numerous services including loans for housing and environment.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Hawaii
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS)
Provides outpatient medical and mental health care through a main Ambulatory Care Clinic on Oahu (Honolulu) and through five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) on the neighboring islands including: Hawaii (Hilo and Kona), Maui, Kauai, and Guam. Traveling clinicians also provide episodic care on Lanai and American Samoa. Offers health services including mental health, primary care, and Telehealth.
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Sierra Pacific Network
Consists of 21 healthcare networks operated nationwide. Includes sites of care located in northern Nevada, central/northern California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Rim including Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and the Philippines.
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USDA Rural Development Hawaii State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance. Includes Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Federated States of Micronesia.
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Western Rural Development Center (WRDC)
Participates in rural development research and extension (outreach) projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Includes a rural health initiative. Serves a 13 state area (WA, UT, WY, NV, ID, HI, CA, AZ, AK, OR, NM, MT, and CO) and 4 U.S. Pacific Territories.
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Last Reviewed: 9/12/2016