Papa Ola Lokahi-Native Hawaiian Community Health Project
The purpose of this project is to plan and implement a Native Hawaiian community health education project at two locations - Milolli, Hawaii (The Big Island); and Waimanalo, Oahu. Milolii Project: the purpose of the Milolii Community Health Education Project is to 1)increase the knowledge of community members about available health information and health resources by providing appropriate computer hardware and software to the community's library, and training for the librarian and other community members, by increasing multi-media resources at the Milolii Community Library, and to 2)support community-based initiatives which have their foundation in the Hawaiian concepts of health (which involves a balance between body, mind and spirit). Waimanalo Project: The purpose of the Waimanalo Community Health Education Project is to increase the knowledge of community members about health information resources in order to better understand their own health conditions or health conditions of family members and to enable more effective self-management and more informed communication with health service providers. The purpose will be achieved by providing training and access to Web-based sources of health and medical information.