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About the Journal

ISSN 2641-5216 (Print), ISSN 2641-5224 (Online)

The Hawaiʻi Journal of Health & Social Welfare is a monthly peer-reviewed journal with the aim of advancing knowledge about health and social welfare, with a focus on the diverse peoples and unique environments of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region.

The lead academic partners are six units of the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) College of Health Sciences and Social Welfare. This includes the John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH Public Health, the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, the UH Cancer Center, and the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. Read More

Current Issue

 

October 2021, Volume 80, No. 10, Supplement 2

Download HJHSW_Oct21.Suppl2.pdf here

 

Advancing Health Equity in Hawai‘i: Critical Reflections on COVID-19, Chronic Conditions, and Health Disparities
Catherine M. Pirkle PhD; Kara N. Saiki MPH; Jessica Yamauchi MA; and Lola H. Irvin MEd

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Vaccines and Variants, Valiance and Variance
Sarah Kemble MD; Desmond Edward PhD; Lola H. Irvin MEd; and Catherine M. Pirkle PhD

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Prevalence of Psychological Distress in Hawai‘i during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Exploring Disparities Using 11 Waves of Data from the Household Pulse Survey
Wei Zhang PhD; Yan Yan Wu PhD; and Margaret Walkover MPH

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Much Needed Medicine: A Qualitative Study of Hawai‘i Resident Views During COVID-19
Lorinda Riley SJD; Sam Dorios MA; Carla Hostetter MA; Wendy Kehahio MA; Palama Lee PhD; Penn Pantumsinchai PhD; Kawika Riley MA; Kathy Tibbetts PhD; and Lisa Watkins-Victorino PhD

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Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Breastfeeding in Hawai‘i During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Nicole Kahielani Peltzer MPH; Krista Olson MC-MCH IBCLC; Sasha Williams DNP(c), RN, IBCLC; Heidi Hansen-Smith BA; Jennifer Elia DrPH; and Meghan D. McGurk MPH

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Micronesians Building Healthier Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dina M. Shek JD, MA; Rebecca Delafield PhD, MPH; James Perez Viernes PhD; Joseph Pangelinan PhD, MA; Innocenta Sound-Kikku; Jendrikdrik Paul; Tulpe Tosie Day BA; and Shanty Sigrah Asher JD, MS

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Addressing Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Data Deficiencies Through a Community-based Collaborative Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Martina Leialoha Kamaka MD; Lisa Watkins-Victorino PhD; Awapuhi Lee BA; Sharde Mersberg Freitas JD, MPH; Kara Wong Ramsey MD; Joshua Quint PhD, MPH; Tercia L. Ku BS; Kau‘ionalani Nishizaki LMSW; and Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula PhD

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The Critical Role Hawai‘i’s Community Health Workers Are Playing in COVID-19 Response Efforts
Stephanie Moir MPH; Jessica Yamauchi MA; Claudia Hartz; Rie Kuhaulua PsyD, MPH; Meetu Kelen; Amanda Allison MA; Gregg Kishaba; and Cristina Vocalan BSN, RN

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He ‘A‘ali‘i Kū Makani Mai Au: Developing a Cultural Framework for Advancing COVID-19 Related, Community-informed Health Policies
Martina Leialoha Kamaka MD; Sharde Mersberg Freitas JD; Sarah Momilani Marshall PhD; Michael Edward Walsh Jr., MA; Sarah Kamakawiwo‘ole, MPH; Jamee M?healani Miller EdD; Kealohaku‘ualohaku‘upoki‘i Balaz DNP; and Halaevalu Vakalahi PhD

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Health Literate Hawai‘i: A Blueprint to Empower Health and Wellbeing
Tetine Sentell PhD; Uday Patil MA; and Uliana Kostareva PhD, RN

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Fee: A Model to Address Health Disparities in Hawai‘i
Meghan D. McGurk MPH; Colby R. Takeda MPH, MBA; Jaylen Murakami BS; Trish La Chica MPA; and Jessica Yamauchi MA

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