Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, chair of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawaii Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, told us that a key goal of his is increasing the ethnic diversity of Hawaii’s medical workforce. During our 2023 Hawaii State of Reform conference in January, Kaholokula told us that Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders … Read more

The Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence (NHCOE), at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), was recently awarded a $3.4 million grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. Funds will support Native Hawaiians pursue careers in medicine and other health professions … Read more

State leaders are having more conversations about reopening Hawaii as residents continue to get vaccinated, but others say more should be done to assess the pandemic’s physical, economic, and social impact on Native Hawaiians. Civil Beat held a virtual conversation with three panelists on Tuesday to foster dialogue around the issue.      Dr. Gerard … Read more