Native Hawaiian Health
The Department of Native Hawaiian Health (DNHH) is concerned with the healthcare of Native Hawaiians. Through research and education, this department helps to develop a comprehensive program that addresses the healthcare status of Native Hawaiians. The John A. Burns School of Medicine provides assistance in educating the community on health issues of Native Hawaiians. This department also houses two divisions related to Native Hawaiian health and welfare – the Imi Ho‘ōla Program and the Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence.
Research is a major focus of the department, and includes a study of the health disparities that disproportionately affects the Native Hawaiian population. The Hawai’i EXPORT Center, a five-year, five million dollar grant from the NIH National Center of Minority Health and Health Disparities, will focus on reducing and eliminating diabetes-related disparities in Native Hawaiians and other Pacific-based populations. This involves activities such as conducting hypothesis driven research, developing pilot studies, training new researchers and networking with Native Hawaiian communities to disseminate research information.
Other research initiatives include existing grants and contracts listed under the Diabetes Research Projects as well as an Endowed Chair for Research, established through an NIH award.
Phone: (808) 692-1050
677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 1016B