May 1, 2017

Ho’i Hou Ka Mauli Ola: Pathways to Native Hawaiian Health

Winona K. Mesiona Lee (Editor, Contributor), Mele A. Look (Editor, Contributor), Nina Leialoha Beckwith (Contributor), Dr. Richard Kekuni Blaisdell (Contributor), S. Kalani Brady (Contributor), Dee-Ann Carpenter (Contributor), Rebecca Delafield (Contributor), Māpuana de Silva (Contributor), Sasha Naomi Kehaulani Hayashi Treschuk Fernandes (Contributor), Courtney Kielemaikalani Gaddis (Contributor), Akolea K. Ioane (Contributor), Ānela K. Nacapoy Iwane (Contributor), Marcus Kawika Iwane (Contributor), Nanette Kapulani Mossman Judd (Contributor), Joseph Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula (Contributor), Martina Leialoha Kamaka (Contributor), Leimomi Kanagusuku (Contributor), C. Malina Kaulukukui (Contributor), Dana-Lynn Ko’omoa (Contributor), Malia-Susanne Lee (Contributor), Gregory G. Maskarinec (Contributor), Alika K. Maunakea (Contributor), Diane S. L. Paloma (Contributor), Karen K. Sakamoto (Contributor), Shelley Soong (Contributor), Patrice Ming-Lei Tim Sing (Contributor), Kalehua Tolentino (Contributor), Claire Townsend (Contributor), Kelli-Ann Frank Voloch (Contributor), Kamuela Werner (Contributor), Vanessa S. Wong (Contributor), and Benjamin Young (Contributor)

Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and University of Hawaiʻi Press

This pioneering collection highlights the historic, groundbreaking, and fascinating work done by doctors, researchers, and healthcare providers to improve the life of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The relevance of their work impacts all of us regardless of ethnicity because the discoveries made in the search for solutions to health problems, cures to diseases, and improvements to healthcare benefit all who call Hawai’i, as well as the broader Pacific, home.

The majority of the thirty-three contributors are affiliated with the Department of Native Hawaiian Health of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and represent many disciplines, strategies, and programs whose research, findings, and projects are built on the contributions of pioneers in medicine and healthcare in Hawai’i. As such, this book is dedicated to the late Richard Kekuni Blaisdell and includes an interview with him, bringing to the fore his essential voice on Native Hawaiian health.

Mauli means life, heart, spirit, our essential nature. Ola means well-being, healthy. “Ho’i hou ka mauli ola,” or, bringing back the state of vibrant health, is the chief objective and the passion of the contributors. In addition to interviews, the volume includes historical information, personal narratives, mele oli, research findings, and descriptions of community programs.

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