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Hawaii Resources

Promoting Optimal Native Outcomes (PONO) by Understanding Women's Stress Experiences
Examines 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). Analyzes information from 36 women participating in focus groups and identifies 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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Establishing Successful Patient-Centered Medical Homes in Rural Hawai'i: Three Strategies to Consider
Provides recommendations for effectively developing Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) based on phone interviews with healthcare providers on Hawaii's islands and data from the state Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Includes strategies specific to improving care in rural Hawaii.
Author(s): Melissa Nelson Scriber, Kasey Kehoe
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 76(3 Suppl 1), 18-23
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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Cultural Dance Program Improves Hypertension Management for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders: a Pilot Randomized Trial
Results of a 12-week hula-based intervention coupled with self-care education on blood pressure management, done in Honolulu in 2012-2013. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by ethnic group, and intervention effects on blood pressure from baseline to 3-month follow-up.
Author(s): Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, Mele Look, Tricia Mabellos, et al.
Citation: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 4(1), 35-46
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
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Decolonizing Knowledge Development in Health Research Cultural Safety Through the Lens of Hawaiian Homestead Residents
Highlights a study on the concept of cultural safety as a means of conducting effective health research within Native Hawaiian communities. Focuses on practices that facilitate cross-cultural respect and understanding.
Author(s): Lana Sue I. Ka'opua, Suresh Tamang, Adrienne Dillard, B. Puni Kekauoha
Citation: Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 5(2), 20-42
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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2017 Hawaii Alcohol and Substance Use Profiles and Fact Sheets
Reports on drug and alcohol use for adults and youth in Hawaii by county.
Date: 2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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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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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, 6(4), 638-647
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
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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, Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, et al.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine
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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 socioeconomic 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 Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Hawaii Oral Health: Key Findings
Reports on access to oral health care in Hawaii and describes the state's oral health status. Includes county-level breakdowns of data and discusses key findings, such as the impact of Medicaid on oral health access.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Last Updated: 9/3/2021