Community Engagement

Ulu Training

Diabetes 101 and Heart 101 are training seminars developed as foundational health education for community health workers, case managers, and peer counselors serving Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples. The five hour long seminars have been taught across Hawai‘i and the continental United States to over twenty organizations and 400 participants. The seminars were developed using health communication, cultural learning theories, and teaching strategies relevant to Pacific Peoples. More information about the seminars can be found in an article by Look et al., (2008) which can be found here.

The Powerpoint presentations used to guide the seminar are available for review and printing below. Please note these presentations have not been designed for patient self-management training; rather, they are intended to increase the understanding of community health workers and others about chronic diseases affecting Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.

All Ulu Network member organizations and individuals who have graduated from the seminars have access to presentation materials that may be edited through the password protected download. If others are interested in obtaining these downloading privileges, please send an email request to

Ulu Training materials can be accessed at here.