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 Web-based INTERVENTION STUDY

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

For more information about the project, please contact Donna-Marie Palakiko, PhD, MS, RN, APRN at 848-8000 ext. 227.

KaHOLO Study

KaHOLO Study is a community-based participatory research project. This project seeks to understand how hula may reduce hypertension among Native Hawaiians diagnosed with high blood pressure. The 12-month study provides students with heart health education and hula.

For more information about the project, please contact Donna-Marie Palakiko, PhD, MS, RN, APRN or Corin Kim, MS at (808) 848-8000 ext. 227.