PILI ‘Ohana (Healthy Living)

Partnerships to Improve Lifestyle Interventions (PILI) ‘Ohana is a coalition of four community organizations and the Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The four partnering community organizations are 1) Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Healthcare System, 2) Kula no Nā Poʻe Hawaiʻi of the Papakōlea, Kewalo, and Kalāwahine Homestead communities, 3) Hawaiʻi Maoli of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and 4) Kōkua Kalihi Valley Family Comprehensive Services.

IMAG1094PILI ‘Ohana’s mission is to eliminate obesity and obesity-related disparities (e.g. diabetes) in Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples, with the goal of designing and delivering effective community-based interventions that are culturally-relevant and sustainable.