About Papa Ola Lokahi
Papa Ola Lōkahi is a non-profit consortium of Native Hawaiian organizations and public institutions working to improve the health and well-being of Native Hawaiians and other Native peoples. It was founded in 1987.
In 1988, Congress passed the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act, authorizing a comprehensive effort to improve the health and wellness of Native Hawaiians, and establishing Papa Ola Lōkahi, the five Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems statewide and the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program.
Papa Ola Lōkahi's Vision (Ka ‘Ikena): A thriving Native community composed of healthy individuals and families informed about their rich heritage and culture, living in a state of lōkahi (unity and harmony), and making informed choices and responsible decisions in a safe island society that is pono (righteous and virtuous).
Papa Ola Lōkahi's Mission (Ke Ala Malamalama): To improve the health status and well-being of Native Hawaiians and others by advocating, initiating, and maintaining culturally appropriate strategic actions aimed at improving the physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness of Native Hawaiians.
Visit www.papaolalokahi.org (external site).