Native Hawaiian Health Care Receives $10M in Funding

June 29, 2017, 10:10 AM HST · Updated June 29, 10:13 AM
Nikki Schenfeld · 3 Comments

The US Department of Health and Human Services will award five grants to the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems programs totaling $10,585,651, US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced today.

US Sen. Brian Schatz. Courtesy photo.

The 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 health care 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 promotion, 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.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.

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