Native Hawaiian Health and Wellbeing: Progress and Recommendations

Papa Ola Lokahi has completed the update of the 1985 E Ola Mau (EOM) health needs assessment and is calling it E Ola Mau a Mau. The original EOM report is the basis for the Native Hawaiian Health Care Act which was passed by Congress in 1988. Papa Ola Lokahi and the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems were established as a result and they continue to work to improve the health and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people. The link to key references is found at www.papaolalokahi.org

Register here:  https://moodle.publichealth.arizona.edu/course/view.php?id=240

Guest Speaker:  Sheri Daniels, EdD, CSAS, Executive Director of Papa Ola Lokahi

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Sheri Daniels was appointed in April 2016 as Executive Director of Papa Ola Lōkahi (POL), the organization charged by the United States Congress with administrative oversight of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act [Public Law 102-396]. In this role, she leads efforts in developing policy strategies related to health improvement for Native Hawaiians and their families at the local, state and federal level. Dr. Daniels has also played a pivotal role in the development of internal policies, related to the accountability of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems to their individual island communities. She is also the chairperson of Nā Limahana o Lonopūhā, the Native Hawaiian Health Consortium.

Continuing Education Information: 1.5 CHES, 1.5 CPEU for RDs, 1.0 CNEs for RNs

This activity is co-sponsored with the University of Arizona’s College of Nursing CPE Unit for 1.0 contact hours. The University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the findings and outcomes of the 2018 E Ola Mau a Mau report.
  2. Summarize progress made since 1985 in improving the Native Hawaiian Health.
  3. Discuss the recommendations and strategies to improve Native Hawaiian health and well-being (Mauli Ola)