Community Wellness Program

Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‘Ōiwi's Community Wellness Program provides services throughout Hawaiʻi Island. Our five office locations allow us to establish a presence in our major communities. Community Wellness represents collaborative efforts within a community to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual status of our neighborhoods.
  • Health Education presentations in schools, businesses, and community groups:
  • Nutrition, Tobacco Awareness and Cessation
  • Health Education displays and information at community events
  • Diabetes, Hypertension, Nutrition, Cancer Awareness, Traditional Healing
  • Community Health Resource Information (other community services available)
  • Clinical screens at community events
  • Blood Glucose checks
  • Basic vital measurement screenings
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse, Weight, Body Mass Index
  • School-based screens
  • Otitis Media (screening for ear infections, which can lead to hearing loss)
  • Registration for Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‘Ōiwi services

Diabetes Program

Diabetes Mellitus is one of the leading causes of death in the our communities. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious damage of every organ, often resulting in complications such as stroke, blindness, kidney failure, amputation of limbs, and complications of pregnancy.
Hui Mālama Ola Na 'Ōiwi currently provides a comprehensive and impactful diabetes education and management program.  The program consists of 1-to-1 diabetes education sessions and follow-up visits with a Registered Nurse Community Health Educator, support groups and on-going agency support, clinical data and anecdotal information provided to the client’s Primary Care Provider, and our 10-week diabetes class, Mai Ka Māla'ai.
Mai Ka Māla'ai (From the Garden) is a ten-session diabetes education and awareness class. The course was developed by clinical staff from Hui Mālama, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and the Department of Native Hawaiian Health. Weekly classes are facilitated and presented by numerous Hui Mālama staff at clinical and non-clinical levels.  The information is presented “local-style”, in a respectful yet familiar and non-formal manner, thereby putting clients at ease and increasing their receptivity and engagement.  Cultural customs are honored and encouraged and traditional Hawaiian values and practices are integrated into all aspects of the program’s delivery.