Cover

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Title page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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From the Dean

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pp. ix-x

Mahalo nui loa for picking up the fifth volume in the Hawai‘inuiākea series, which publishes high-quality research and inquiry, kūpuna reflections, and artistic expressions. The series aims to advance Kanaka Maoli perspectives, ‘ike that seamlessly integrates knowledge and discoveries at the intersection of...

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Editors’ Note

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pp. xi-xii

Mauli means life, heart, seat of life, spirit, and even ghost. It is our essential nature, our very being. Ola means well-being, healthy. To bring back the state of vibrant health for Native Hawaiians is our singular objective, the pathway we travel, the passion of our authors, and the focus of this book. The title of...

Ki‘eki‘e Lanihuli

Marcus Kawika Iwane and ‘Anela K. Nacapoy Iwane

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p. 1

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Mauli Ola: Pathways to Optimal Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Health

Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula

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pp. 2-22

Centuries before the arrival of European settlers to Hawai‘i, our Kanaka ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) ancestors developed an elaborate and highly sophisticated public health system based on the concepts of kapu (people, places, and things held under strict regulation) and noa (people, places, and things free of restriction...

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E Ola Mau: Insights on Pathways to Health

Richard Kekuni Blaisdell, Mele A. Look, Kamuela Werner, and Benjamin Young

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pp. 23-38

Esteemed kupuna and founding faculty of the University of Hawai‘i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Richard Kekuni Blaisdell was the first oral history interview for the school’s Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence’s Oral Video History Project developed by then Center of Excellence director Dr...

He Lama ‘A Ho‘okahi Mele Inoa for Dr. Richard Kekuni Blaisdell

Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula

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pp. 39-41

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‘Imi Ho‘ōla: Reflections of Dreams Come True

Kelli-Ann Frank Voloch, Karen K. Sakamoto, Patrice Ming-Lei Tim Sing, Nanette Kapulani Mossman Judd, Akolea K. Ioane, and Leimomi Kanagusuku

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pp. 42-52

This is about dreams that come true for those who remain steadfast and believe in serving others. The ‘Imi Ho‘ōla Post-Baccalaureate Program seeks to improve health care in Hawai‘i and the Pacific by increasing the number of physicians committed to practicing in underserved communities and producing...

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Kākou: Collaborative Cultural Competency

Martina Leialoha Kamaka, Vanessa S. Wong, Dee-Ann Carpenter, C. Malina Kaulukukui, and Gregory G. Maskarinec

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pp. 53-71

Recognizing that medical education must prepare physicians to deal competently and compassionately with patients from all backgrounds, cultural competence must play an important role in health care. It is especially significant as it relates to eliminating the health disparities seen in different populations...

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From Kalo to Kauka: Becoming a Native Hawaiian Physician

Malia-Susanne Lee, Benjamin Young, Courtney Kielemaikalani Gaddis, Nina Leialoha Beckwith, Sasha Naomi Kehaulani Hayashi Treschuk Fernandes, and Winona Kaalouahi Mesiona Lee

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pp. 72-84

One of my first duties as the new director of the Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence (NHCOE) was to attend Queen Emma’s birthday celebration at The Queen’s Medical Center. During the ceremony, I learned how Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV established the Queen’s Hospital. The Na...

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Community and Research Together

Claire Townsend Ing, Rebecca Delafield, and Shelley Soong

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pp. 85-106

Native Hawaiians have faced historical and cultural traumas leading to modern- day inequities in the social, economic, and political realms. These inequities contribute to poor health status for many Native Hawaiians. Two groups have attempted to improve these health outcomes, academic researchers and...

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Kalaupapa, a Place Never Forgotten

Kalani Brady and Shelley Soong

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pp. 107-115

“We need Hawaiians taking care of Hawaiians.” This statement to me by Dr. Emmett Aluli, a dedicated family practitioner on Moloka‘i, explains why Hawaiian physicians—from the State of Hawai‘i, through the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of...

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Returning to Health in Hāna, Maui

Diane S. L. Paloma

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pp. 116-119

The enduring personal relationships rooted in the land and built between individuals, families, and community groups are what establish the efficacy and sustainability of Hawaiian health programs.
I first ventured to the remote community of Hāna on the far eastern end of Maui in 1998 to volunteer at a community...

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Linking Hawaiian Concepts of Health with Epigenetic Research: Implications in Developing Indigenous Scientists

Dana-Lynn T. Ko‘omoa and Alika K. Maunakea

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pp. 120-135

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research facility in the country, provides infrastructural and funding support to address public health concerns. While there are several, two goals have been recently recognized as major priorities for NIH: 1) to address and reduce diseases of...

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Research, Hula, and Health

Māpuana de Silva, Mele A. Look, Kalehua Tolentino, and Gregory G. Maskarinec

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pp. 136-144

For nearly a decade, biomedical scientists at the University of Hawai‘i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Department of Native Hawaiian Health have been collaborating with kumu hula, cultural practitioners of hula, and communities across Hawai‘i to better understand how hula can be the basis for prevention...

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Contributors

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pp. 145-165

Nina Leialoha Beckwith, MEd, is a kama‘āina from windward O‘ahu. She graduated from Kalāheo High School in 2005 and received a bachelor of science degree in neurobiology, physiology, and behavior from the University of California, Davis in 2010. Subsequently, she served as a seventh-grade science...