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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
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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Health Care Access and Utilization Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014
Provides detailed statistics on healthcare access and utilization for the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) population as a whole, as well as multiple- and single-race NHPI populations, with comparisons to other groups and to the U.S. population. Topics addressed include health insurance coverage, usual place of care, emergency department visits, delayed care due to cost, dentist visits, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination, and HIV screening.
Author(s): Carla E. Zelaya, Adena M. Galinsky, Catherine Simile, Patricia M. Barnes
Location: Vital Health Statistics, 3(41)
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014
Offers detailed statistics on health conditions and behaviors for the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) population and for multiple and single-race NHPI populations, with comparisons to other racial groups and to the U.S. population as a whole. Topics covered include general health status, specific health conditions, disabilities, body mass index, physical activity, and substance use.
Author(s): Adena M. Galinsky, Carla E. Zelaya, Catherine Simile, Patricia M. Barnes
Location: Vital and Health Statistics, 3(40)
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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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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Selected Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults: United States, 2014
Reports on health conditions among the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population, compared to the Asian population with which this group has historically been associated. Includes data on cancer, heart disease, diabetes, lower back pain, arthritis, severe headaches, and asthma. Based on data from the 2014 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey and the 2014 National Health Interview Survey.
Author(s): Adena M. Galinsky, Carla E. Zelaya, Patricia M. Barnes, Catherine Simile
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men
Highlights approaches for providing effective services and addressing behavioral health disparities. Directed toward clinicians, substance abuse counselors, program coordinators, educators, community group leaders, policy makers and staff, funding agencies, and other stakeholders. Includes descriptions of sample programs.
Author(s): Kevin L. Nadal, Ford Kuramoto, Patrick Lin
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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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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Examining How a Community Coalition Creates and Implements Policy Changes to Promote Physical Activity: The Case of Get Fit Kauai
Explores the process used by a community coalition to create and implement policy changes that impact the built environment in rural Hawaii. Identifies enabling factors and barriers to policy change and implementation, examines the influence of community contexts, and determines ways the coalition can make improvements. Slides from a presentation at the 2015 Active Living Research Conference.
Author(s): Lehua Choy, Bev Brody, Katherine Richards, Jodi Drisko, Jay Maddock
Date: 02/2015
Type: Presentation Slides
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Hawaiian Weight Management Program Aims for Healthy, Happy Lives
Highlights Kūlana Hawaii, a weight management program that helps Native Hawaiians and the medically underserved population on the islands of Oahu and Molokai.
Author(s): Jami Schumacher
Location: Rural Monitor, 2015(Winter)
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Report on Findings from the Hawai'i Physician Workforce Assessment Project
Discusses the shortage of physicians in Hawaii. Includes data on supply, demand, and distribution by specialty, and physician ages. Covers current and recommended strategies for addressing the shortages.
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii: Manoa
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Gender Differences in the Use of Drug Resistance Strategies: An Analysis of Rural Asian/Pacific Islander Youth
Examines the differences between multi-ethnic male and female youth from the Island of Hawaii regarding their use of drug resistance strategies, and the implications for health promotion and drug prevention policies.
Author(s): Scott K. Okamoto, Suzanne Pel, Susana Helm, Jessica K. Valdez
Location: Health Promotion Practice, 15((4), 568-574
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
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Drug Offers as a Context for Violence Perpetration and Victimization
Analyzes the connection of drug use by rural Native Hawaiian youth with aggressive behavior and violence.
Author(s): Susana Helm, Scott Okamoto, Alexis Kaliades, et al.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Urban and Rural Areas in the State of Hawaii, by County: 2010
Provides state and county-level facts about urban and rural areas of Hawaii, based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. Included maps show which areas of the state are classified as rural, urban, or urbanized clusters.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
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Breastfeeding Patterns in the Rural Community of Hilo, Hawai‘i: An Exploration of Existing Data Sets
Describes the breastfeeding patterns of women living in rural Hilo, Hawaii. Data is compared to data from published reports available at the county, state, and national level.
Author(s): Jeanie L. Flood
Location: Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health, 72(3), 81-86
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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Improving Access to Healthcare in Hawaii County
Discusses the lack of access to health care and provider shortages in Hawaii County, Hawaii. Includes data on physician supply, distribution, age and demand, and population health statistics.
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Hawaii Outcomes Project
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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.
Location: Hawaii Medical Journal, 70(7 suppl 1), 42-46
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
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Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Disparities
Provides an overview of NHPA (Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander) health in the United States. Where possible, this health brief also includes data on the health status of NHPAs living in the USAPI (U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands.)
Author(s): Won Kim Cook, Corina Chung, Taunu'u Ve'e
Date: 08/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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Developing the Rural Primary Care Workforce in Hawai'i - A 10-Point Plan
Describes current and new initiatives and a ten point plan for a state rural training pipeline to address physician shortages in Hawaii. Highlights the impact of a rural family medicine residency program.
Author(s): A.L. Hixon, L.E. Buenconsejo-Lum
Location: Hawaii Medical Journal, 69(6), 53-55
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
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The Economic Impact of Hawai'i Critical Access Hospitals on a Community, County, and State
Discusses in detail the economic importance of a CAH to a community, county and to the State of Hawaii.
Author(s): Gerald A. Doeksen, Cheryl F. St. Clair, Pamela S. Hartman, R. Scott Daniels
Date: 10/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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Hawai'i Island Health Workforce Assessment, 2008
Discusses the health workforce shortage on the Big Island of Hawaii that is impacted by the remoteness and rural characteristics of the island.
Author(s): K. Withy, J. Andaya, S. Vitousek, D. Sakamoto
Location: Hawaii Medical Journal, 6(11), 268-272
Date: 12/2008
Type: Document
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Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health
A monthly peer-reviewed journal focused on the multicultural and environmental aspects of the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Rim region.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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Hawaii Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Healthy Hawaii Data Warehouse
Provides access to documents, reports and statistics on health issues for the residents of Hawaii.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Hawaii
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Hawaii KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Hawaii QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Hawaii State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 11/20/2017