‘A‘ohe ipu ‘ōpio e ‘ole ka mimino i ka lā.

No immature gourd can withstand withering in the sun.
‘Ōlelo No‘eau: No child can get along without adult care.

Improving Native Hawaiian Health and Well-Being

Founded in 1988, Papa Ola Lokahi is a 501(c)(3) that embodies the holistic approach that brings together mind, body and spirit in the pursuit of optimum health and well-being for Native Hawaiians.


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  • Published On: April 8th, 2024Categories: Blog
  • Papa Ola Lōkahi is seeking nominations for our 2024 Kaʻōnohi Awards.

    Named after Dr. Alexander Friedenburg Ka‘ōhi‘ai Ka‘ōnohi, a practitioner who integrated traditional Hawaiian healing with Western naturopathy, the Ka‘ōnohi Award is awarded to those who have made significant contributions to the health and well-being of Native Hawaiians. The awards will be presented in June 2024.

    Honorees have represented many areas of excellence — health care, traditional healing, policy, activism, workforce development, leadership, health promotion and education.

    If someone in your community, workplace or sphere of influence has exemplified or promoted Hawaiian well-being, please share their story by nominating them for this award.

    Up to two nominations per person may be accepted. Deadline to submit nominations is April 15, 2024.

    Published On: March 14th, 2024Categories: Blog