Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi - 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.
Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization originally formed in 1985 as part of Alu Like, Inc.’s community health initiative in the Puna area of Hawaii. Community leaders, health professionals and technicians, lawyers, and educators met in response to the Puna Hui ‘Ohana’s concern about the reluctance of Native Hawaiians to seek timely medical care. The initial organization was formed as a result of that meeting. In 1990, it became one of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems in accordance with the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-579). It administers funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and private resources. The vision is of a Native Hawaiian community at health and wellness parity with Hawaiians that embraces cultural values and respects the independent balance between people with one another; people with their natural environment; and people with their spiritual beliefs. The major activities are to: a) facilitate access to health care for Native Hawaiians through appropriate outreach and referral services, transportation services, and collaborative efforts with health service providers; b) perform health risk appraisals for Native Hawaiians; c) conduct educational clinics for diabetes, substance abuse, and obesity, and d) assist Native Hawaiians with problem solving through traditional Hawaiian techniques such as ho’oponopono.
Name: Kaloa Robinson, Executive Director
Site or Location Name: Hui Malama Ola Na 'Oiwi-The Native Hawaiian Health Care System for the Island of Hawaii's Native Hawaiians
69 Raidroad Ave. Suite A3
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 969-9220