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"‘Ōlelo No‘eau – I pa‘a ke kino o ke keiki i ka lā‘au. That the body of the child be solidly built by medicines. A mother ate herbs during pregnancy and nursing for the sake of the baby’s health - Mary Kawena Pukui"
Recent Blog Posts
Papa Ola Lōkahi welcomed visitors from the Region 9 office of the US Department of Health & Human Services here to learn more about Hawaiian health. Melissa Stafford Jones, regional director, took an interest in the reports provided by the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems and some of POL’s programs. Of the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP), she took an interest in shortage designations and placement criteria. POL’s Traditional Healing Office answered questions about traditional Hawaiian healing practices and concerns. And she posed questions about the period for which our master...
“Native Voices” Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness traveling, interactive exhibit now hosted by Kapi‘olani Community College Lama Library on campus during August. Download brochure...
We at the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program and Papa Ola Lōkahi are saddened by the news of the passing of Dr. Sita Nissanka, long-time director of the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program. When the Native Hawaiian Health Needs Study of 1985 identified the dearth of Hawaiians in health professions, the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP) was created to address the need. Federal funding was directed to the Kamehameha Schools to screen, recommend and support through their training Hawaiians in a variety of health professions. “Sita was the...