News and Events

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What’s new in Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing at UHWO?

Have news?

Let us know! If you are part of the HIHH ʻOhana and would like something posted contact Dr. Kauʻi Merritt at

August 10, 2021

We have several exciting events coming up so save the dates in your calendars!

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Uluniu kokua needed August 28, 2021 contact
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Na Mea Makahiki November 19 2021 contact

July 8, 2021

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Volunteers and Kokua Needed flyer

May 28, 2021

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May 10, 2021

We have a scholarship program! The Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing programs now has our very own annual scholarship program administered through the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation. Students must be enrolled in either the BAS-HIHH or HIHH-CERT programs, be either full-time or part–time, and a U.S. citizen to be eligible. Each fall one student will be awarded $1,000. Interested students can contact Dr. Kauʻi Merritt at until the scholarship is placed on the Fall 2022 UH Foundation application (this will be due during the spring of 2022). Interested donors may our page at the UH Foundation or visit our homepage for an easy donation button. 

May 4, 2021

UHWO graduate Moanalani Jones Wong surfing