Let's Do This TOGETHER

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii retained Islander Institute to conduct a 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) - interviewing 200+ people across the State. 

The participants in this CHNA have written a new community prescription for health in Hawaiʻi, one derived from people’s own definitions of health and the factors that contribute to attaining and maintaining that health. These 12 factors make us healthy when we have them and unhealthy when we don’t.

To be healthy, we all need: security, justice, love, hope, time, food, place, community, healthy keiki, healthy kūpuna, care, and available healthcare. By seeing the full picture, we can begin to envision a strategy for community health that addresses the important gaps and takes advantage of our greatest opportunities in order to help our people live healthy, fulfilling lives.

We are drafting a plan/strategy for Ko'olauloa addressing many of the issues identified in the CHNA and would like your input.