For information on any of the following materials, please contact Mele Look at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ola Hou I Ka Hula: Hula for Hypertension Education Program
Ola Hou I Ka Hula heart health education materials. Three hour trainings divided into modules.
The Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research and Akaʻula School collaborated in the development of three public service announcements, which addresses the consequences of diabetes, or encourages active lifestyles and healthy eating.
Land, Food, and Health
Land, Food, and Health is a culturally tailored diabetes self-management education program for Native Hawaiians and Pacific People which also includes a gardening component.
Health Eating Lifestyles Program (HELP)
Malama Pu'uwai Nui
Malama Pu'uwai Nui is a culturally tailored heart education program with a focus on heart failure. Participants receive four heart health education modules.
Malama Pu'uwai Iki
Malama Pu'uwai Iki is an education program that consists of culturally developed material to be delivered to patients in a clinical setting. The material is based on Malama Pu’uwai Nui, and is a brochure given to patients with heart failure.
Eat Local Hawaii Plate
Remember the Food Pyramid? Well…that was recently flattened into a plate! The new “food pyramid” is now called USDA “Choose My Plate” which is designed to help people more closely approximate—on a plate—the daily, healthy amounts of food to eat in each food group.
Here in Hawai‘i we are going one step further with the “My Eat Local Hawai‘i Plate” which is designed to help people choose healthy, locally grown foods.
Pacific Island Food Models
A comprehensive list of “local” and ethnic food models that complement Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander palates was compiled in April 2006 after an extensive review of commercially available food model products. The three on-line vendors featured in this list are NASCO, Replica Food Models, and Fake Foods, Inc. All of the information needed for ordering the listed food models is available in the document that can be viewed or downloaded below.
Island Food Model Special Order Form and Nutrition Information
Food models are important tools for teaching proper nutrition and portion size; however, it is often quite difficult to find food models that complement the palates of our Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. The Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research at the University of Hawai‘i formed an ad hoc committee consisting of community-based dieticians, nurses, community health workers, and others to address this need. After months of extensive review, discussion, and vendor evaluation, 10 island food items were selected for custom replication. All 10 of these island food models are now available for order directly from the vendor (see link below). The nutritional facts and portion size information for each of the items can also be downloaded here. Partial support for this project was provided by the HMSA Foundation.
E-Resource List on Diabetes Education, Nutrition, and self-care for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Peoples
Diabetes 101 and Heart 101 Presentations
Diabetes 101 and Heart 101 are training seminars developed as foundational health education for community health workers, case managers, and peer counselors serving Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples. The five hour long seminars have been taught across Hawai‘i and the continental United States to over twenty organizations and 400 participants. The seminars were developed using health communication, cultural learning theories, and teaching strategies relevant to Pacific Peoples. More information about the seminars can be found in an article by Look et al., (2008) which can be found here.
The Powerpoint presentations used to guide the seminar are available for review and printing below. Please note these presentations have not been designed for patient self-management training; rather, they are intended to increase the understanding of community health workers and others about chronic diseases affecting Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.
All Ulu Network member organizations and individuals who have graduated from the seminars have access to presentation materials that may be edited through the password protected download. If others are interested in obtaining these downloading privileges, please send an email request to email@example.com.
A review analyzing the scope and effectiveness of both the Heart 101 and Diabetes 101 trainings have been conducted and can be found here.
Diabetes 101 Resources
and other Pacific Peoples
Heart 101 Resources
and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Cardiometabolic Health Education Materials
These brochures were created by the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research and Ulu Network members. Please feel free to download for personal or professional use.