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Hui No Ke Ola Pono - Hawaii

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

Description:
Hui No Ke Ola Pono is a 501[c] [3] tax-exempt organization formed in response to the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act of 1988 [P.O. 100-579]. Beginning in 1990, the organization administered funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and private resources. The vision is of a Hawaiian community without barriers to quality health care and integrated modern medical care with traditional Hawaiian values, beliefs and practices that allow the Native population to thrive. The mission is to elevate the health status of Native Hawaiians in a non-threatening, culturally acceptable manner. The major activities are: a] facilitate access to health care for Native Hawaiians through appropriate outreach and referral services, transportation services, and collaborative efforts with health care providers and b] provide educational counseling and screenings in health related fields such as nutrition, diabetes, otitis media, and hypertension.

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Healthcare Access , Nutrition

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Nationwide

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URL: http://www.huinomaui.org

Name: John A. G. Tomoso, Executive Director
Site or Location Name: Hui No Ke Ola Pono-The Native Hawaiian Health Care System for the Island of Maui
Address:
Jay Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., Rm. 2
Wailuku/Maui, HI 96793
Email:
Phone: [808] 244-4647