March 8, 2004
HONOLULU – A directory is being compiled that will list
health activities conducted by or at faith-based organizations within
the State of Hawaii. It will be available over the Internet by
the end of the year. It is being compiled by the Hawaii State
Department of Health, under the auspices of a grant from the federal
Office of Minority Health.
This preliminary research will determine how many organizations
provide health based activities, regardless of whether they conduct the
activity or just provide space to groups who conduct the
activity. Examples of health activities are: blood pressure
screenings, exercise classes and walking programs, smoking cessation
activities, diabetes management, alcohol or drug recovery programs,
parenting classes, healthy heart or healthy eating programs, health
education, mental health groups - any activities considered beneficial
to one’s health.
All faith-based organizations are encouraged to respond to the
letter they will receive in the mail or to a phone interview in the
next few weeks. For more information, contact 586-4660.
For more information,
Office of Health Equity
Department of Health
Phone: (808) 586-4660
Phone: (808) 586-4402