What is it?
The Native Hawaiian Health Program (NHH) targets clinical outcomes, health care training, research, access and outreach. The medical center collaborates with other organizations to provide health care training and education opportunities to Native Hawaiian students and those committed to serving Native Hawaiian communities. The NHH focuses on quality improvement and increased access for Native Hawaiians to The Queen’s Health Systems as well as collaborating with the Native Hawaiian community in education, research and community outreach.
Who is it for?
Native Hawaiians and their families, and health care professionals committed to serving Native Hawaiians.
Why do they do it?
The goal is to enhance the well-being of Native Hawaiians to ensure comparability of their health status with that of other ethnic groups in Hawaii.
Since 2006, the NHH has awarded approximately $400,000 in scholarship funding and has clinically reduced inpatient Native Hawaiian mortality rates and readmissions in cardiac, medicine and diabetes. The program also has acquired more than $1.7 million in extramural grant funding.
Contact: Diane Paloma
Director, Native Hawaiian Health Program