‘A‘ohe ipu ‘ōpio e ‘ole ka mimino i ka lā.

No immature gourd can withstand withering in the sun.
‘Ōlelo No‘eau: No child can get along without adult care.

Improving Native Hawaiian Health and Well-Being

Founded in 1988, Papa Ola Lokahi is a 501(c)(3) that embodies the holistic approach that brings together mind, body and spirit in the pursuit of optimum health and well-being for Native Hawaiians.


Programs for Health and Well-being

COVID Response Programs

Research and Data Programs

Scholarships and Professional Development

Native Hawaiian Health Policy Programs

Our Corporate Communications Hale

What’s New

  • The Native Hawaiian people have a unique relationship with land and culture, deeply rooted in the concept of Kuleana. Kuleana is a Hawaiian word roughly translated as responsibility and privilege. It refers to the idea that each person has both responsibility and privilege to care for and protect the land and the community to which they belong.

    Published On: May 8th, 2023Categories: Blog
  • Papa Ola Lokahi is seeking a full-time Program Specialist who will be working in Hawai'i with the AANHPI Center of Excellence.

    Published On: May 5th, 2023Categories: Blog