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UH Med School to Offer Native Hawaiian Health Degree

·By civilbeat

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