Jenna Blakely of Pacific Business News reports:

The University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine is launching a new graduate degree focusing on Native Hawaiian public health beginning in the fall semester.

The specialized master’s degree comes from a partnership between the school’s Office of Public Health Studies and the Department of Native Hawaiian Health, and the medical school is calling it the “Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health Specialization” under their Master of Public Health program … 

This new program will help address issues unique to the Native Hawaiian population — a population which tends to live 13 years fewer than other state residents.

Blakely reports that the program will involve a mixture of public health, Native Hawaiian and indigenous studies and hands-on practicum opportunities. 

Courtesy of grantzprice

Loading UH Med School to Offer Native Hawaiian Health Degree

Follow Civil Beat on Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for Civil Beat’s free daily newsletter.