Research

PILI Ohana Project is a collaborative community based research project funded by a grant from the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities.

The Project involves 4 communities (Ke Ola Mamo, Kokua Kalihi Valley, Hawaii Maoli and Kula no na Po`e Hawaii) and the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Native Hawaiian Health.

For more information about the project, please contact Donna-Marie Palakiko, RN, MS or Corin Kim at (808) 848-8000 ext. 229.

PILI OHANA INTERVENTION STUDY

We are excited to announce the start of the PILI Ohana Intervention Study.

Partnerships for Improving Lifestyle Intervention (PILI) is a community-based study to look at weight loss and maintenance of that weight loss over time.

If you are interested in losing weight and taking part in this program, see below for more information!

You must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to commit to a 18-month study program
  • Interested in weight loss
  • Able to identify one support person who will encourage you throughout the program (family member or a friend)
  • Able to do some moderate exercise
  • Either Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chuukese, Filipino, or of any other Pacific Islander ethnicity

If you think you may meet the study requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Ephrosine Daniggelis at 848-8000 ext. 229.

PILI PARTNERS IN CARE STUDY

Need Information on how to manage your Diabetes?

Partners in Care is a community-based educational program that will teach people ways to better manage their diabetes.

You may be eligible for the program if you are:

  • At least 18 years old,
  • Have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by a healthcare provider,
  • Able attend 12 one-hour diabetes classes every week for 12 weeks,
  • Have a hemoglobin A1c of 8 or higher, and
  • Either Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chuukese, Filipino, or of any other Pacific Islander ethnicity

If you think you may meet the study requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Ephrosine at (808) 848-8000 ext. 229.