Native Hawaiian Healthcare Programs Receive Over $10M

June 29, 2017, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated July 2, 12:21 PM
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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, announced on June 28 that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award five grants to the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems programs totaling $10,585,651.

These programs support ongoing wellness and preventive health services for Native Hawaiians across the state.

“Now more than ever, we are acutely aware of just how important healthcare is to the people of Hawai‘i,” said Sen. Schatz. “Our Native Hawaiian communities face health disparities that require specific attention. These Papa Ola Lokahi programs carry out the critical work of targeted outreach to improve the overall health and well-being of Native Hawaiians.”

The organizations receiving grants are Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems focused on improving the health status of Native Hawaiians by providing access to health education, health promotio, and disease prevention services.

Hoola Lahui Hawai‘i on Kaua‘i will receive $2,410,509; Hui No Ke Ola Pono on Maui will receive $2,674,268; Ke Ola Mamo on O‘ahu will receive 2,491,978; Na Puuwai on Moloka‘i will receive $1,904,757; and Papa Ola Lokahi will receive $1,104,139.

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