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HoOla Lahui - 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:
HoOla Lahui Hawaii is a 501[c] [3] tax-exempt organization originally formed in 1985 by a group of concerned Native Hawaiian health professionals and residents of Kaua’i and Ni’ihau who wanted to stem the alarming death rates of Native Hawaiians. In 1990 the organization assumed its current form as one of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems identified in the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act of 1988 [P.L. 100-579]. The organization administers funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and private resources. The vision is a “thriving and healthy Native Hawaiian Community.” The mission is “to preserve and perpetuate the Native Hawaiian race and achieve community wellness by developing innovative and culturally appropriate health programs. The major activities are to: a] facilitate access to health care for Hawaiians through appropriate outreach and referral services, transportation services, and collaborative efforts with health service providers b] develop health-related educational programs in nutrition, cardiovascular risk, obesity, diabetes, and cancer, and c] provide screening services for high-risk diseases as well as immunizations.

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Healthcare Access , Nutrition

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Nationwide

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Name: David Peters, Program Director
Site or Location Name: HoOla Lahui Hawaii-The Native Hawaiian Health Care System for the Islands of Kauaii and Niihua
Address:
4491 Rice St., Suite 6
Lihue/Kauaii, HI 96766
Email:
Phone: [808] 240-0100