Press Releases: Hawaii
May 25, 2012
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Donates $140,000 to Support Community Health Initiatives
Grants support childhood obesity prevention, diabetes management for native Hawaiians and healthy living/active living program for teens
HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced $140,000 in grant funding to three local community organizations/initiatives: the “Hawaii 5-2-1-0” childhood obesity prevention initiative, Department of Native Hawaiian Health’s diabetes management program and YMCA’s “STRIVE” teen health program.
- Hawaii 5-2-1-0 Initiative ($65,000 Grant): This initiative will promote healthier lifestyles in schools utilizing “Community Health Activators” (i.e. health educators, providers, teachers, etc.) empowered with tools known as “Go Kits” to enable healthy choices and active lifestyles in line with Department of Education’s Wellness Guidelines. At least 10 schools on Oahu and the Big Island, reaching more than 2,000 children, will be targeted. Hawaii 5-2-1-0 is based at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and is led by the Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education.
- Department of Native Hawaiian Health and Kula No Na Poe Hawaii ($50,000 Grant): Kaiser Permanente’s grant will support DNHH and KNNPH’s community-based diabetes management and support for native Hawaiians in the Hawaiian Homestead community. Findings from this initial program will be shared for replication.
- YMCA ($25,000 Grant): The grant will support YMCA’s STRIVE program for teens, integrating healthy eating and active living lessons using self-reflective processes, individual goal setting, community building, and interactive activities with peers and adult mentors. The funding will enable expansion of STRIVE to Leeward and Central Oahu.
About Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years. Care for members is focused on their total health being guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Expert care and medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Its physicians are members of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty physician group practice in the state of Hawaii. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. Visit kp.org for additional information, become a fan of good health at Facebook.com/KPHawaii or follow @KPHawaii on Twitter.