The mission of the Council of Health Sciences (CHS) is to train high-quality healthcare workers and biomedical scientists, and to contribute to the workforce, and improve the health of the people of Hawaii. CHS students and alumni are working, learning, and caring for people in our communities.
In spite of recent designation as the healthiest state in the nation, Hawaii faces many healthcare challenges. The continuing health disparities within the state, the challenges of accessing health care in both rural and urban settings, and the demand-capacity healthcare professional mismatch are action priorities.
The research efforts of the Council of Health Sciences address issues that are Hawaiian and Asian in nature, such as disparities in health outcomes and infectious pathogens found in Hawaii, other Pacific Islands and Asia. Faculty members in CHS conduct research to develop effective ways to serve the community, treat consumers, and provide health interventions, and discover knowledge in the life sciences.
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