Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-07-30 11:42:51 –
July 26, 2021 1:00 pm HST
* Updated at 11:56 am on July 26
A Native Hawaiian rural clinic in South Kohala was awarded a one-year grant by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Kī pukaoke Ola / KOKO in Waimea will receive $ 118,454 in the Kauka Noʻonoʻo program.
Dr. Kealoha-Beaudet, CEO of KOKO, said:
KOKO is an independent local medical clinic with the mission that Native Hawaiians living in Northern Hawaii enjoy the highest quality of comprehensive medical care from prenatal to end of life.
The purpose of the Kauka Noʻonoʻo program is to provide culturally relevant psychiatric services to 300 community members in need of psychiatric dosing management services. 50% of this group are Native Hawaiian ancestors.
Given the serious shortage of psychiatric services on the Big Island and the growing need for pandemics, securing qualified psychiatrists and making them available to the community was a very important goal. This project allows KOKO to achieve this goal.
Contact KOKO or call 808-885-5900 for more information about the agency and its programs, or click. here..
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