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We had a successful 2018 ʻŌhana Health Fair

2018 Papakōlea Health Fair


Informational Booths from:

Project Dana

Queen Emma Clinics

Kaiser Permanente

Kapi‘olani Community College

Legacy of Life Hawaii


Kealoha Publishing

Honolulu Community Action Program

KCC-CHW Certificate Program

I Ola Lahui

SMP Hawaii

Hawaii SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)

A Friend in Need

Stevenson Middle School

Liliʻuokalani Trust


Ke Ola Mamo

National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii

Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter

Papa Ola Lokahi

Lanakila Meals on Wheels, Kupuna Wellness Centers

Ohana Health Plan

Partners in Development Foundation- Hui Ho’omalu Program

Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

Hawaii Meals on Wheels

Med-QUEST Division


UH Cancer Center: No Ke Ola Pono o Na Kane

DCCA – Office of the Securities Commissioner

University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

University of Hawaii Cancer Center Hawaii Skin Cancer Coalition


Kamehameha Schools

American Lung Association

Chaminade University School of Nursing Evidenced-Based protect class


Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii

Valley of the Temples/Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Oahu Mortuary & Cemetery

Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Hawaii State Dept of Health Public Health Nursing

Electronic Caregiver

Website Updates In Progress!!


As the staff of Kula no na Po`e Hawaii prepare to end another year of hard work, we are busy updating our website with more information about our community programs, events, and upcoming opportunities for the families of Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine. Mahalo for your patience as we continue to share our work.
Keep checking back for updates!!
Kula Staff 🙂


Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i is Awarded Federal Grant to Support Papakōlea Kūpuna

Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i is Awarded Federal Grant to Support Papakōlea Kūpuna

PAPAKŌLEA, HI – For 25 years, Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i (KULA) has been serving the kūpuna of the Papakōlea Hawaiian homestead community through programs that heal – such as lomi.  The $1.2 million grant awarded by the U.S. Administration for Native Americans (ANA) over a three-year period, will support the development and implementation of a Papakōlea Kūpuna Community Care Network, serving the 250+ kūpuna and their caregivers.

“In celebration of our 25th Anniversary this year, we are overjoyed to receive this incredible award from Administration for Native Americans,” exclaimed Mrs. Theone Kanuha, KULA President and Papakōlea homesteader.  “37% of the residents of Papakōlea are over 55 years of age and have reported incidence of one or more of the top five chronic diseases: hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, and dementia (Alzheimer’s).  The goal of the project is to create a one-stop-shop providing kūpuna and their caregivers with educational resources, cultural programming, clinical experiences, and training.”

This program was established by the Native American Preservation Act of 1974, and is administered by the Administration for Children & Families, housed under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  The purpose of the SEDS program is to promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native American Pacific Islanders from American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  A total of $9.7 million was awarded to Native communities across the U.S. for FY 2017.  Nearly $1.3 million was awarded to four organizations serving Native peoples of the Pacific Region in this fiscal year.

“We want to mahalo ANA for making this valuable program available to Native communities,” stated Ms. Adrienne Dillard, LSW.  “Additionally, we want to acknowledge our collaborating partners that are commited to the health of Papakōlea and will broaden the impact of this Project: UH Department of Native Hawaiian Health, UH Department of Geriatric Medicine, UH School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, Center on Aging, Kapi‘olani Community College, Islander Institute, Hawai‘i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development, Nā Lomilomi o Papakōlea, and Papakōlea Community Development Corporation.”

For more information about the KULA or the Papakōlea Kūpuna Community Care Network, call 808.520.8997, e-mail or visit


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2nd Annual Papakolea Paina



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R.L. Stevenson Middle School Halau Ka Makani ʻO Pūowaina Hula Hui places 3rd in the Malia Craver Hula Competition – 5/13/17

Stevenson Halau Malia Craver Competition

R.L. Stevenson Middle School Halau Ka Makani ʻO Pūowaina Hula Hui places 3rd in the Middle School division at the Malia Craver Hula Kahiko Competition Hosted by Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition held today at Iolani School. The halau is under nāpunaheleonāpua Kumu Rich Pedrina of Papakolea and Blaine Nohara, Alakai’i (pictured) The Halau is co-sponsored by the R.L. Stevenson Middle School and the Papakolea’s Kula no na Po’e Hawaii under the KLP Project.

Kamehameha-Maui (1st), Iolani (2nd), Stevenson (3rd)

RHS Health Pathways Professionals Day


















Kuapapa a Uakanikoʻo









2017 Health Fair – Mahalo!