Native Hawaiian Vaccine Toolkit

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Know Diabetes by Heart

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For media inquiries, contact:
National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW)

Aurora GrantWingate
NACHW NCRN Coordinator

NACHW Partners the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Heart Association, CHWs, and Organizations in 8 States to Disseminate the Know Diabetes by Heart (KDBH) Presentation

Know Diabetes by Heart is a presentation designed by the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association to educate, prevent, and mitigate the impact of diabetes.

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) has partnered with the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, CHWs, and Organizations in 8 states to disseminate the Know Diabetes by Heart (KDBH) Presentation. One of the organizations NACHW has partnered with is Ka’u Rural Health Community Association, Inc (KRHCAI) to bring the presentation to their community in Kahala, HI. The presentation is a new program designed by the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association to educate, prevent, and mitigate the impact of diabetes on communities with disproportionate rates. The presentation is roughly 30 minutes long and includes connections to other materials and opportunities, such as the ADA’s Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program which is a free, 12-month program that provides information and support to people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This project will be headed by Jessanie “Auntie Jessie” Marques, Executive Director of KRHCAI. The program began on June 1st and will run through January 31, 2022.

Auntie Jessie and KRHCAI also partners with NACHW as one of NACHW’s COVID-19 Community Engagement Liaisons representing Hawai’i in support of MSM’s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN).

“Ka’u Rural Health Community Association, Inc has been a valued partner in our work on mitigating the impact of COVID and I look forward to deepening our connection and partnership over the course of this program to educate and prevent diabetes” says NACHW Executive Director, Denise Octavia Smith, MBA, CHW, PN.

For more information about Know Diabetes by Heart please visit their website or contact Aurora GrantWingate at

About the National Association of Community Health Workers

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) strives to unify the voices of the community health workers and strengthen the profession’s capacity to promote healthy communities through our six key values of self-empowerment, self-determination, social justice and equity, unity, integrity, and dignity and respect. Community Health Workers (CHWs), also known as promotoras de salud, Community Health Representatives, Outreach Specialist, Peers, etc, are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. CHWs also build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. Visit our website to learn more and to join our membership.

About 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).

Kaʻu Community School Farm Work Day: June 19, 2021 @ KHPES Campus

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Kau Farm Work Day

Aloha From Ka’u Ag Hui,

Please join us and spread the word for the next farm work day and workshop on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The hydroponics workshop will begin at 8:30am and farm work to follow.
Workshop participants will learn about hydroponic systems from our very own Ag Hui partner, Mr. Lew Nakamura, Agriculture Instructor at Hawai’i CC. Each participant will be able to take home a 1-gallon hydroponics set-up made out of recycled milk bottles.

To register for the workshop with Mr. Nakamura, go to:

Health & Wellness Camp – June 15-17, 2021

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Community Health Worker Program

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HighSchoolCHW Program

Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawai’i COVID-19 3R Team Updates – April 23, 2021

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Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM
Subject: Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawai’i COVID-19 3R Team Updates – April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

See pages for the latest updates on vaccination sites and testing centers.
Hawai’i COVID-19 Vaccine Summary
Last Updated: April 22, 2021
Source: Hawai’i Department of Health
State of Hawaii Weekly COVID-19 Cluster Report, 4/22/2021
Hawai’i is fourth in the U.S. in terms of percent of people fully vaccinated, with 30.40% of the population fully vaccinated. The U.S. average is 25%.
Source: Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
1,118,905 Vaccines Administered in Hawai’i, 4/23/21
Vaccination Registration
Phase 2:  Vaccinations for those 16+ began Monday, April 19

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
Language translation services are available!
LISC Vaccine Access Fund Program
Pier 2 Cruise Terminal
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
521 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu

Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu

Consolidated Theaters, Kapolei
*Everyone 16+ for members AND nonmembers. Register
890 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei

Leeward Community College
*Everyone 16+. Register
96-045 Ala `Ike, Pearl City

Wilcox Medical Center
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
3-3420 Kuhio Highway, Lihue

Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
4643 Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
*Everyone 16+ by appointment only. Register
4800 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaʻa

Kaiser Permanente Lihue Clinic
*Everyone 18+ for members AND non-members. Register
4366 Kukui Grove St #101, Lihui

Maui Memorial Medical Center

*Everyone 16+. Register
221 Mahalani St, Wailuku
Moloka’i General Hospital
*Moloka’i residents 18+. Walk-ins only.
Call (808) 553-3121

280 Home Olu Place, Kaunakakai

Moloka’i Community Health Center
*Moloka’i residents 18+. Appointments recommended
Call (808) 553-5038, option 1
30 Oki Place, Kaunakakai

Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital
*Everyone 16+. Appointment only. Email and include name, date of birth, phone number, and employer if you are an essential worker.
Kona Medical Office
*Everyone 18+. Register
74-517 Honokohau St, Kailua-Kona

Hilo Clinic
*Everyone 18+. Register
1292 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo

 2021 City and County of Honolulu Rental and Utility Relief Program
County of Hawai’i
County of Kaua’i
County of Maui
City and County of Honolulu
In-Language Reopening Strategy Documents
Several surveys are still in circulation  The findings will support accurate allocation of resources, and public health message development.
I’ll Take It | Dr. Pascua
Hawai’i Department of Health
Currently available in Chamoru, Chuukese, English, ‘Olelo Hawai’i, Kosraean, Samoan, Tongan
@NextGenHawaiiFacebook, TikTokTwitterYouTube
Addressing Health Equity in Diverse Populations Report
Released March 16, 2021

What is the burden of COVID-19 on
Pacific Island and Native Hawaiian communities
in Hawai’i?

The Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawai’i COVID-19 Response, Recovery & Reslilience 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 40 agencies, organizations and departments comprise this NHPI 3R Team.


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