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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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Professional and Cultural Development of Medical Students Mentoring Adolescents in a Predominately Native Hawaiian Community
Describes the development and design of the the Nānākuli Pathways to Health (NPH) program, a mentoring and health career curriculum, to determine its impact on students' professional development while serving in a rural, underserved Native Hawaiian community.
Author(s): Malia S. Lee, Sachi K. Kaulukukui, Mai S. Smith, Jerrick J.K. Laimana, Kelli-Ann N.F. Voloch
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(12 Suppl 3), 35-40
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Empowering 'Ōpio (Next Generation): Student Centered, Community Engaged, School Based Health Education
Describes the development of the Empowering Opio Project, created by a team of health educators from two rural Oahu school-based health centers (SBHC) with input from school administrators, teachers, and students, to encourage high school students to assess their health needs and achieve optimal health.
Author(s): Blane K. Garcia, Malia L. Agustin, May M. Okihiro, Vija M. Sehgal
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(12 Suppl 3), 30-34
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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National Program Helps Older Adults in Rural Maine and Hawaii Feel More CAPABLE
Highlights CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders), a national model that connects low-income older adults with an occupational therapist, registered nurse, and home repair services. Features programs implemented in Hawaii and Maine based on this model.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Community-Clinical Linkages Within Health Care in Hawai'i
Special issue of the Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health focusing on collaborations between the community and healthcare facilities to improve health in Hawaii. Covers community health workers, health systems-based programs, community health-center based programs, and provider-based programs. Addresses rural throughout.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(6 Suppl 1)
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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In Support of Family Caregivers: A Snapshot of Five States
Examines policies developed in Washington State, Minnesota, Hawaii, Tennessee, and Maine to support family caregivers, including those in rural areas. Features demographic characteristics of the states profiled, state expenditures by the Administration for Community Living in FY2016 on older adults and caregivers, and data on state Medicaid policies affecting these groups.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Jennifer Aufill, Julia Burgdorf, Jennifer Wolff
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Milbank Memorial Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation
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A Unique Partnership Between the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center and the University of Guam: Fifteen Years of Addressing Cancer Health Disparities in Pacific Islanders in Hawai'i and Guam
Highlights a partnership between the University of Guam and the University of Hawaii Cancer Center focused on addressing cancer disparities in Pacific Islanders in Guam, Hawaii, and parts of Micronesia. Summarizes the 3 components of the program (research, research education, and community outreach) and discusses their outcomes and impact. The partnership is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) program.
Author(s): Hali R. Robinett, Rachael T. Leon Guerrero, John A. Peterson, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(6), 205-207
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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The Validation of a School-Based, Culturally Grounded Drug Prevention Curriculum for Rural Hawaiian Youth
Details a study of a school-based drug prevention curriculum designed to be relevant to rural Native Hawaiian youth. Bases findings on faculty interviews. Breaks down the data by participants' gender, age, and position within the school.
Author(s): Scott K. Okamoto, Susana Helm, Lindsey K. Ostrowski, Lucille Flood
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 19(3), 369-376
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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The Electronic Health Literacy and Utilization of Technology for Health in a Remote Hawaiian Community: Lana'i
Examines the use of communication technology by community, staff, and board members of Lanai Community Health Center in Hawaii. Evaluates their level of electronic health literacy and offers recommendations for rural communities regarding the use of technology-enabled care.
Author(s): Nash AK Witten, Joseph Humphry
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 77(3), 51-59
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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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
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 1/16/2024