Community Engagement


ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia—Work is best accomplished as a team

The Department of Native Hawaiian Health contributes to community engagement through an extensive 32-member community coalition called the Ulu Network. The Community Engagement division serves as the piko (center, hub) for the Ulu Network organizations who have a priority to serve Native Hawaiians and Pacific Peoples across Hawai‘i and California, and includes the all federally qualified community health centers in Hawai‘i, Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems, community hospitals, Hawaiian Homestead communities, educational organizations, and others. Through the Ulu Network we provide training on key chronic diseases; funds and technical assistance to implement programs and materials developed by the department; and linkages to current research, and educational opportunities. Research training, collaboration, and dissemination of innovation and discovery is enabled through the Ulu Network.