KRHCAI staff and volunteers meet with State Legislators to discuss rural health initiatives and priorities
Kaʻu Rural Health Community Association, Inc.
Kaʻu Rural Health Community Association, Inc. (KRHCAI) is a community-based membership 501 (c) 3 tax exempt non-profit charitable organization which evolved as a direct result of a community “grassroots” coalition to preserve access to quality healthcare in rural communities. In 1998, the “grassroots” coalition was successful in keeping Kaʻu hospital’s 24-hour emergency room services open. The coalition formally established KRHCAI as a community-based membership organization and received its 501 (c)3 status in November, 1998.
Our purpose is to support and promote community empowerment, capacity building, collaborative partnerships and a healthy community by focusing on Health, Education, Research Opportunities and Economic Sustainability (HEROES).