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Hawaii Resources

Linking Families and Teens: Reducing Teen Pregnancy by Increasing Family Connectedness and Youth Self-Efficacy
Report details and evaluates a program designed to prevent unplanned teen pregnancies in rural communities. Highlights the programs structure and the measures used to evaluate it.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Population Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Services to Conduct a Needs Assessment For Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services Among Special Youth Populations Using Qualitative Methods, Protocol 2: In-Depth Interviews with Youth Regarding the System of Care
Reports on a needs assessment related to social determinants of health (SDOH) for special youth populations in Hawaii, including those who identify as Native Hawaiian, Compacts of Free Association (COFA) Nation/Micronesian, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations. Discusses health disparities, substance use, adverse childhood experiences, cultural responsiveness, mental health and trauma, stigma issues, and data on school facilities and enrollment by county.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Interim Report
Author(s): Susana Helm, Tai-An Miao, Jane Onoye, et al.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: State of Hawai`i, Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Department of Psychiatry, Research Division
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Integrating Family and Friend Support, Information Technology, and Diabetes Education in Community-Centric Diabetes Self-Management
Study examining the impacts of community support on diabetes self-management in a rural island community in Hawaii based on a pilot program with 7 participants over a 9 month period. Describes the challenges of implementing diabetes self-management education programs in rural areas, access to dietitians and endocrinologists, and the potential for telehealth and health information technology to facilitate diabetes self-management.
Author(s): Christina Higa, Elizabeth J. Davidson, Joanne R. Loos
Citation: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 28(2), 261-275
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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2021 Long-Term Support Services Telehealth Results Summary
Presents findings of a review of telehealth needs and challenges among long-term services and supports (LTSS) staff in Hawaii based on telephone interviews. Offers policy recommendations to support LTSS providers and family caregivers and highlights provider experiences before and during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Discusses use of telehealth technology, barriers to using telehealth, and desired support among nursing homes, care homes, home health agents, hospice providers, family caregivers, and rehabilitation service providers.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center
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Hawaii Health Professional Shortage Areas
Maps representing Hawaii's Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the fields of primary care, mental health, and dental health, as well as Federally Designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas and Federally Designated Medically Underserved Areas and Populations.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Hawaii Healthcare Facilities and Systems
Maps the locations of Hawaii's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), labor and delivery hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Native Hawaiian Health System facilities.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Compacts of Free Association: Populations in U.S. Areas Have Grown, with Varying Reported Effects
Describes estimated migration of citizens from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau, and reported costs related to this migration in Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Also explores effects of this migration on governments, workforces, and societies in these and other areas of the United States, including costs of providing healthcare and extending access to the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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The Implementation of a Culturally Grounded, School-Based, Drug Prevention Curriculum in Rural Hawai'i
Details the development of a school-based drug prevention program for Native Hawaiian youth. Discusses the development and implementation of the Ho'ouna Pono program curriculum and evaluates the program based on student and teacher experiences, implementation structure and logistics, and standardized testing, among other measures.
Author(s): Scott K. Okamoto, Susana Helm, Steven Keone Chin, et al.
Citation: Journal of Community Psychology, 48(4), 1085-1099
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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A Qualitative Evaluation of the Impacts of a Strength-Based and Youth-Driven Approach to Suicide Prevention in Rural and Minority Communities in Hawai'i
Evaluates a suicide prevention initiative aimed at Native Hawaiian youth. Bases conclusions on feedback from interviews with community coordinators and youth leaders and discusses the perceived impact of the program.
Author(s): Mapuana C.K. Antonio, Jane J. Chung-Do, Deborah A. Goebert, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Health and Social Welfare, 79(5 Suppl 1), 96-100
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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The Healthy Hawai'i Initiative: Insights from Two Decades of Building a Culture of Health in a Multicultural State
Provides an overview of the Healthy Hawai'i Initiative (HHI), a statewide public health program founded in 2000 to promote health and wellness through policy change and social ecological efforts. Analyzes information from interviews with individuals involved with HHI. Discusses coalitions that brought together community leaders, grassroots organizations, and rural communities.
Author(s): Joy Agner, Catherine M. Pirkle, Lola Irvin, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 20(1), 141
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 4/22/2024