Kuleana Health: Striving to improve health literacy

We are impacted every day by the depth of the health care system disconnects on Hawaii Island — starting with shortages of providers, lack of patient access and barriers to workforce recruitment and retention. Dig a little deeper, and long-standing inequities in health outcomes and access to care within our Hawaii Island community become apparent. The COVID pandemic, which pushed our health care system and our community to the limit, exposed and exacerbated these issues.