Regional Information for Hawaii
Consisting of 8 main islands and 124 islets located 2,397 miles west of San Francisco, Hawaii has a total land area of 6,471 square miles. About 80% of the population resides on Oahu, with about 3/4 of these in the urban area of Honolulu. Honolulu is also the state capital, and the only legally incorporated town or city in the state. The total population is 1,211,537, almost 25% of whom are of native Hawaiian descent. There are also significant Japanese and Filipino communities, at around 15% of the population each. The official languages are English and Hawaiian, although English is the predominant language. Use of the Hawaiian language has increased since it once again became an official language in 1978, and began being used in education. The principal industry of the state is tourism. The high cost of living, particularly for housing, is a persistent problem.
Network members in Hawaii can be located through the NN/LM Members Directory.
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- Hawaii Literacy
- Health Trends in Hawaii is produced by the Hawaii Health Information Corporation, and provides extensive data related to health care demographics, health status, the health marketplace, health resource availability and health resource utilization.
- The Hawaii State Department of Health has a number of publications on health in Hawaii.
- Hawaiian Health Survey disease data by ethnicity
- NASBE State School Healthy Policy Database provides information about school health policies at the state level.
- Hawaii State Civil Defense
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit
- Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter is the chapter of the Medical Library Association covering the area.
- Hawaii Association of School Librarians provides information on library services within the state.
- Hawaii Library Association provides information on school library services within the state.
- The Health Sciences Library of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, is the NN/LM Resource Library for Hawaii.
- Hawaii State Public Library System
- The NN/LM Membership Directory includes Network members in Hawaii. Search by city, county, state, zip code or area code. You can also search by institution, library, or staff member's name, or limit by type of library or other features. Make sure your browser cookies are turned on.
- University of Hawaii at Manoa Library & Information Science program
- Census 2000 Data for Hawaii is available.
- Health Statistics, maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health, provides vital and health statistics for the state on a county and city level.
- Statehealthfacts.org, is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states.
- The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism provides a broad variety of statistical information resources on the state including current and historical State of Hawaii Data Books.
Full and part Hawaiians face very specific health risks, including the highest rates in the state of chronic obstructive lung disease, infant mortality, accidents, suicides, high blood pressure, new cases of HIV, and tendency toward obesity.
- Native Hawaiian Center for Excellence is part of the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, and provides information on Native Hawaiian health and resources.
- Native Hawaiian Data Book is provided by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and provides detailed statistical information on Native Hawaiians.
- Native Hawaiian Health Care Program history is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
- Papa Ola Lokahi is an umbrella not-for-profit organization for Native Hawaiian health care planning activities in the state.
The current percentage of Filipinos in Hawaii is almost 15%, and the number is growing.
- National Commission for Culture and the Arts: Ethnolinguistic Groups has cultural information related to the Philippine Islands and Filipinos.
See the Pacific Basin web page for a description of other Pacific Islander population groups.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural Assistance Center (RAC): Hawaii
MUA/Ps are areas or populations designated by the Shortage Designation Branch, part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as not having sufficient access to medical care. If an area is designated MUA, then the entire population is covered, if the designation is MUP, only a specific population is. Occasionally, regions receive a designation of GOV, which means that the state governor requested that the area be included due to local barriers and/or health conditions. The MUA/P designation is often important when obtaining grants or other funding.
The most accurate and up-to-date source of this information is the HRSA database. To find out if a particular area is designated, first look up the county. Each service area is given a descriptive name, and comprises either the whole county (WH), a partial county (PC), a multi-county area (MC), or a multi-state (MS) area. It may be necessary to look up specific areas by census tract. These numbers can be identified by entering a street address into American FactFinder. Tip: print out the Data Dictionary for MUA/P List prior to looking up information.
- About DOH -- Press Releases provides current public health information for the state.
- eHawaiiGov is the official state website.
- Hawaii Department of Education provides K-12 educational information on the state.
- Hawaii State Department of Health provides health information, resources and contacts for the state.
- Hawaii State Parent, Teacher, Student Association has overview information on the program, as well as links to local sites. This page is best viewed in Internet Explorer.
- HiPHIVE was funded by the National Library of Medicine, and maintains a site of links to public health information for Hawaii.
- Honolulu Star-Advertiser provides local news for the Hawaii area.
- FedStats provides access to statistics prepared by over 100 federal agencies. Statistics are available on a state and community level.
- FirstGov provides a search engine and topical indexes for US state and federal information. To search for information on a particular state, use the form in the upper left corner.
- State and Local Government on the Net provides links to government information on a state and local level for the fifty states, as well as selected US associated areas such as Guam.