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High rates of diet-related health disparities have long impacted the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities of Hawaiʻi. Joseph Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula, chair of Native Hawaiian health at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, will give an overview of the social and cultural determinants of health for NHPIs and their current health status as part of the “The Future of Food & Agriculture in Hawaiʻi” series on November 11, at 5 p.m., at Ka Waiwai ma Mōʻiliʻili (110 University Avenue, Suite 100).

Keaweaimoku Kaholokula
Joseph Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula

The talk will be hosted by Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Anita Hofschneider. Through “NHPI Health Inequities-Root Causes & Systemic Solutions,” Kaholokula will also highlight examples of successful and culturally responsive health promotion programs.

$5.00 tickets may be obtained here, for in-person attendance Registering to receive edited recordings of each event is free.

Participants are encouraged to read the following publication in advance of the event: Assessment and Priorities for Health and Well-Being in Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

The monthly series, which runs through June 2023, is presented by The Hawaiʻi Institute for Sustainable Community Food Systems at UH West Oʻahu, Honolulu Civil Beat, UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series and Waiwai Collective. The series is designed to generate opportunities for community dialogue among a diverse audience, ultimately aiming to achieve a more healthy, equitable, resilient and sustainable food system for Hawaiʻi.

Recordings of prior events may be found here and the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series channel.

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