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On behalf of Ka’u Rural Health Community Association, Inc. board of directors and I, words cannot express what an honor and pleasure it is to be a part of Kau’s FINEST Network of Community Resources and volunteers, i.e. Bay Clinic Inc. , Ka’u Hospital & Rural Health Clinic, Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi, Hawaii County Mayor Roth’s Administration, Civil Defense, Parks & Recreation, Ka’u Police Dept., DOH/Hawaii District Health Office, Hilo Medical Center, and Coordinated Services. We especially thank the Kupuna, caregivers and families for your commitment “To Do What It Takes To Keep Ka’u Healthy” . We look forward to seeing everyone at the next Covid 19 Vaccine Clinic!

Kupuna came from Oceanview, Naalehu, Pahala and Volcano. Comments included “all the staff, volunteers and vendors were respectful kind, courteous, patient, friendly, sincere and professional”. Everyone said they looking to return for the next Covid 19 Vaccine and will share their positive experience with friends, family, neighbors and community.
Warmest Mahalo Nui Loa,
Auntie Jessie

Ka’u 8th Annual Floating Lantern Celebration

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KRHCAI Call to Action Prevention Campaign

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Gary Shimabukuro

KRHCAI announces its 2017 Board of Directors

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Tai Chi/Qigong to be offered in Pahala

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New dates available for classes –


Dr. Myrtle Miyamura is a dentist and tai chi teacher. She practices and teaches Medical Qigong and is a Certified Instructor for the Tai Chi for Health Institute’s Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Diabetes, and Tai Chi for Rehabilitation programs here in Hilo.

She has presented information on teeth and gum care for diabetics at Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi, the Akaka Falls Lions Diabetes Conference, and the Senior Learning Lecture series.

She has given presentations on Medical Qigong as part of a required course on Alternative and Complementary Medicine at the Daniel K. Inouye School of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

She has also conducted interactive presentations on Tai Chi and Fall Prevention for the Hawaii State Rural Health Association, the Hawaii Island Rural Health Association, Ka’u Rural Health Community Association, Life Care Center of Hilo and Daniel K. Inouye School of Pharmacy health fairs.