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"ʻAʻohe ipu ʻōpio e ʻole ka mimino i ka lā.

"No immature gourd can withstand withering in the sun [without care].  No child can get along without adult care."  ʻŌlelo Noʻeau

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

Developing a competent healthcare workforce committed to serving the unique needs of Hawaiian communities.

‘Imi Hale

Supporting Hawaiian-serving health agencies in research, education and training

Traditional Healing & Kupuna Program

Supporting the practice, preservation and perpetuation of Hawaiian healing traditions and kupuna knowledge.

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Designated a Census Information Center, focused on collecting and sharing demographic data relevant to Native Hawaiians

Improving Native Hawaiian Health and Well-Being

 
 
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Niu Maka – Coconut Wireless 

Niu maka o nōla‘ela‘e. Green coconuts for a clear vision.

Clearinghouse of Hawaiian Health resources

News

I Ola No Emmalani ~ Traditions Across the Life Cycle I Ola No Emmalani ~ Traditions Across the Life Cycle 2017-06-19 - Papa Ola Lōkahi & Daughters of Hawai‘i present an educational series in Hawaiian health traditions across the life cycle in honor of Queen Emma. All presentations will be held in Emmalani Hale at Hānaiakamālama in Nu‘uanu Valley, O‘ahu. ... More detail
Kūkulu Ola Hou - presentation on O‘ahu Kūkulu Ola Hou - presentation on O‘ahu 2017-06-14 - Kealoha Fox, PhD reconstructs the Hawaiian medical inventory based on traditional and contemporary classifications of disease   More detail
Kūkulu Ola Hou series - A Framework for Looking at Ancestral Healing Practices Kūkulu Ola Hou series - A Framework for Looking at Ancestral Healing Practices 2017-05-19 -   TUESDAY, May 23, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM, Cameron Center, Wailuku, Maui WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017, 5:30-7:30 PM,Kīpuka Kaua‘i, 4530 Kali Rd, Līhue, Kaua‘i        More detail
Nine awarded Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Nine awarded Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship 2017-09-02 - Nine awarded Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 19, 2017  (Kaka‘ako, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i)   Papa Ola Lōkahi is pleased to announce that nine scholars in diverse medical and allied health... More detail
Pule Ho‘ōla kicks off Hawaiian language month Pule Ho‘ōla kicks off Hawaiian language month 2017-02-02 - This Pule Ho‘ōla, Healing Prayer, poetically compares the restoration of a house to the healing of a sick patient.  Slowly, under the care of a kahuna, the patient regains strength.  She is healed! As February is Hawaiian Language... More detail

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I Mauli Ola Visions of Hawaiian Health and Well Being from Scott Wong on Vimeo.

Hawaii State Capital

The close of the 2018 Hawaiʻi legislative session wrapped up many bills that sought to impact the health and well-being of Native Hawaiians and communities throughout Hawai‘i.  Some were successful, some were not.

The need for a unified voice for our lāhui is greater now than ever as we face growing challenges of houselessness, substance use and addiction, rising number of suicides and other behavioral health needs, access to ‘āina to grow our traditional foods, and the on-going efforts to protect, preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian traditional practices.

With the political primary election season in full swing, Papa Ola Lōkahi is committed to uphold our mandate be a voice for change, support and growth, and to create and promote venues for our communities to participate and learn. Take an active role in finding your voice for Native Hawaiians.

E Ola!

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 Tamara “Tam-e” Fa‘agau resides in Wai‘anae near where she was raised, and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama.  A certified pharmacy technician, her pharmacy career spans almost two decades in a variety of positions:  outpatient pharmacy, ambulatory care, pharmacy management, and oncology, where she assisted with preparing chemo infusions. She is very passionate about providing quality healthcare to Native Hawaiians and their ‘ohana.

Married for twenty years, Tam-e and her husband have three children, which she believes are her greatest accomplishments in life. She enjoys traveling, photography and football.

Our newest staff member, Tam-e has joined Papa Ola Lōkahi in the capacity of Finance & Administration Assistant.  She tells us that she feels, “blessed and excited to be able to contribute to carrying out Papa Ola Lōkahi’s mission, representing its vision and serving the lāhui.”

A guiding principle for her is:

    Ma ka hana ka ‘ike.  It is in the work that one learns.

Welcome, Tam-e!

 

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Each Monday, executive director Sheri Daniels introduces a member of the Papa Ola Lōkahi hale.

Babette Lilinoe Galang, Traditional Healing & Complementary Health Director of Papa Ola Lōkahi, is one of six children born and raised in Kalihi where she still resides.  She enjoys working at POL, where she has been since 1997.

She also enjoys talking to people young and old, but especially with kūpuna, traditional and cultural practitioners, other native groups, and children. Babette keeps busy reading, working in the yard, shopping, eating desserts, and travelling, especially to Las Vegas where she can be found on the slots or at a Black Jack Table and eating her favorite Lappert’s Kona Coffee ice cream from the California Casino.  She enjoys eating local food as long as she doesn’t have to prepare and cook it.

Babette loves what she does and is more of an early bird than night owl; thus, you can find her in her office by 6:30am. 

Most of all, Babette hates talking about herself. Amene.

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The start of the makahiki season is the perfect opportunity for reflecting upon and renewing gratitude for the many blessings provided in our lives. Looking at the many positive experiences, along with the lessons learned through challenges, have all allowed for growth personally and professionally.

For myself, I am aware of, and give appreciation to, those who have laid the foundation before me, from nā aumakua to kuʻu kūpuna. It is from the values and beliefs that I am able to learn and holomua in all that I do. My ʻohana also bring support and insight for me, but it's my keiki that motivate me to be a better kanaka in the choices that I make and the intent of my actions.

I encourage you to aloha all those who inspire you to be a better kanaka!

Here is my mahalo to Kaleikoa, ʻĀpiki, Ohaikawiliula, and Ilisapeti for letting me kōkua our lāhui.

E ola mau,

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Tercia Ku was born in Hawai‘i, raised near Fairbanks, Alaska, graduated from Wai‘anae High School and University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  Most of her professional career has been spent in clinical research and public health settings.  She lives in a Hawaiian homestead community and is devoted to moving the needle in the Hawaiian health compass to effecting positive change.

Mirroring the health journeys of our communities, she will be sharing her personal story over the next few months.

Meet Tercia Ku.

“I love birthdays.  As long as they are someone else’s! 

I celebrated my birthday this past week.  A milestone.  Ugh.  Self-reflection. 

I feel healthy.  But according to “the experts,” I am obese (such an ugly word).

Starting the day after my birthday, I’ve committed myself to work on my daily habits:  eating better and moving more.  I am stating here and now that I commit to shed 20 pounds over the next 6 months.  Monthly, that’s 3.33 pounds and that feels manageable.  But weight isn’t everything, so I’m going to look at other metrics, too, to measure my success.

And I will be sharing my wellness journey—the triumphs and challenges—with you regularly.  I am now accountable to someone other than myself. 

I hope that you will stay connected as I document my journey to a healthier me!”

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