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Health Equity: Revitalizing Health and Culture in Hawaiʻi (Video)


Health Equity

Kōkua Kalihi Valley is a federally qualified health center in Honolulu, Hawai'i, that operates a 100-acre nature preserve, in addition to its medical clinic.

Explore the profound impact of cultural and environmental stewardship in Hawaiʻi with this compelling video featuring the work of Kōkua Kalihi Valley, a federally qualified health center in Honolulu.

Serving a diverse population of 50,000, 93 percent of which are Asian and Pacific Islander, Kōkua Kalihi Valley is redefining health by fostering deep-rooted connections within the community. It is the nation’s only community health center to have a 100-acre nature preserve

This video showcases how reforestation efforts on one hundred acres of land are helping residents reconnect with their roots and traditions. It also highlights the critical role of traditional food and medicine in promoting well-being.

Supported by Direct Relief’s Fund for Health Equity, which has granted over $50 million to more than 150 organizations across the U.S. since 2021, Kōkua Kalihi Valley exemplifies the crucial importance of health equity and the ongoing cultural revitalization in Hawaiʻi.

Directed, produced, and edited by Oliver Riley-Smith with cinematography by William Jobe. Featuring Dr. David Derauf, Puni Jackson, May-Lynn Phillip, Pearl Sheck, with special thanks to Kōkua Kalihi Valley, Lalo Kalahele, and Sunny Chen.

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