The Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Response, Recovery & Resilience Team (NHPI 3R) was established in May 2020 to collectively address the impact of COVID-19 and recommend and implement solutions.

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The Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawaii Response, Recovery & Resilience Team (NHPI 3R) was established in May 2020, in alignment with the national NHPI Response Team, to improve the collection and reporting of accurate data, identify and lend support to initiatives across the Hawaiian Islands working to address COVID-19 among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and unify to establish a presence in the decision-making processes and policies that impact our communities. More than 60 agencies, organizations, and departments comprise the NHPI 3R Team.

As the response to COVID-19 diminishes, the NHPI 3R is pivoting toward priority issues impacting Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities in Hawai’i. Capitalizing on the influence and impact such a collective can have, these working committees continue to meet regularly:  Data & Research, Policy, Communication & Outreach, Health & Wellness Priorities and the Community Health Worker Collaborative (CHW Collab).

Program Staff

  • Chantelle Eseta Matagi

    Director, Health Innovation & Initiatives

  • Fa’auliulito “To” Tuala-Tamaalelagi

    Administrative Support

  • Ka‘imipono Hanohano

    she/her/ʻo ia

    NHPI 3R Coordinator

  • Nakia Nae‘ole

    Grants Management Liaison Specialist

  • ‘Atalina Pasi

    Community Liaison

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