Purpose: To assist in supporting the mission of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health. The mission of the Department is to be a center of excellence in education, research, and quality healthcare practices committed to the optimal health and wellness of Kānaka ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiians), their families and communities, while embracing traditional Hawaiian values and practices.
In honor of Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell, this fund is to assist in supporting the mission of the Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The mission of the Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence is to increase the number of Native Hawaiian physicians in the State through improved access to health care for Native Hawaiians and improved access to education opportunities for Native Hawaiian Students pursuing careers in medicine.
Purpose: To support the ‘Imi Ho‘ōla Program’s educational, professional, research and program activities (i.e. Kalaupapa Service Learning project). The mission of the ‘Imi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program is to improve health care in Hawai’i and the Pacific Basin by increasing the number of physicians through an educational program that addresses disadvantaged students’ academic and social-environmental needs.
Purpose: To support the Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence (NHCOE) educational, professional, research and program activities. The goal of the NHCOE is to improve the health of all Native Hawaiians through education, research, and community partnerships that build the capacity of Native Hawaiian students and faculty to succeed in medicine.