This session focused on local and state-based initiatives and best practices for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities.
Speaker: Dawn Mahi, Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Service
Dawn Mahi, Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services, is the Health Through Action and Lei Hīpu’u Coordinator at Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services in Honolulu, Hawai’i. There she works together with community to weave innovative partnerships from the needs, perspectives and values of families with young children and the services offered in Kalihi Valley and beyond. She also brings this perspective to the national Health Through Action Initiative, funded by APIAHF and the Kellogg Foundation. Weaving our diverse strengths and stories into a figurative lei of aloha creates strong communities that value and support all our children to reach a bright future.