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Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders Face Higher Rates of COVID-19

Date: April 28th, 2020 in Care, External News, Faculty, JABSOM News, Research    Print or PDF

UPDATED, May 1, 2020
A news release was sent to the media regarding Dr. Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula and his research of vulnerabilities among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders when it comes to COVID-19.  Professor and Chair Dr. Kaholokula and his team at the Native Hawaiian Health Department at JABSOM, have submitted an article to the Hawaii Journal of Health & Social Welfare. It will be published in the journal’s May 2020 edition.

Last week, public health scholar Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula, head of the Native Hawaiian Health Department at JABSOM, was interviewed by Hawaii Public Radio’s reporter Ku’uwehi Hiraishi.
Dr. Keawe Kaholokula

Dr. Keawe Kaholokula

According to Kaholokula, the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities have several underlying health issues that make them susceptible to COVID-19. There are added vulnerabilities because of their jobs, family and social structure. Follow this link to read the story and listen to the discussion between  Hiraishi and Kaholokula.
  APR 27, 2020
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