Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Insights in Public Health: Hana Pu No Ke Ola O Hana (“Working Together for the Health of Hana”): Our 14-year CBPR Journey

Vawer, M., Rutiz, R., Tukuafu, V., Whatley, K., Hanchett, K., Kahaleuahi, L., Park, L., Minn, M., Blackburn, B., Young, M., Muneno, A., Taira, D. A., Sentell, T., Seto, T. B.

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Peer Review Study

Organizational Change/ Development
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This practice traces a 14-year partnership between health institutions and a rural Native Hawaiian community. The partnership began as a single study to study familial cardiomyopathy, then evolved towards a community-based project to improve overall health and wellbeing. As time went on, other institutions and community leaders became involved. The article focuses on the growth of institutional capacity and community service. Lessons learned can serve to engage communities in COVID-19 prevention and mitigation measures.

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Outcomes of Interest

Capacity Building, Improve Organizational Infrastructure, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, People Living in Rural Areas

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