Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‘Ōiwi is a resource for those who are challenged by cancer.

Program services include:


Ho‘okele I Ke Ola: Cancer Patient Navigation

Cancer Patient Navigators trained under the ‘Imi Hale Patient Navigator model help clients and their families overcome barriers to cancer care by providing resources to patients, survivors, and families. The six certified Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi Cancer Patient Navigators serve island-wide.


Cancer Support Group

Compassion, caring, and sharing of your journey through cancer. Who better to support you through your journey than an Ohana that has experience with the struggle? Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi's Cancer Support Group provides current cancer patients and survivors of cancer with support needed for anyone going through cancer. Cancer Support Group is offered three times a month and is very active in the community; educating, advocating for survivorship, and sharing their personal stories that support celebrating life each day. A current initiative by group members is to establish cancer support groups in rural sites across the island, building a island-wide cancer support network.

Our Cancer Support Groups meets three times a month in Hilo:

1st Tuesday from 1-2:30pm

2nd & 4th Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm

 


Awareness & Prevention

Hui Mālama aims to raise awareness and promote prevention by sharing cancer education across the island throughout the year. Past efforts by Hui Mālama staff have included distribution of bead kits that simulate lump sizes and feel, teaching women what to look for and aiming to increase early detection. Informational cards from the ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network were also distributed, providing directions on how to conduct breast self-exams and education on when to start recommended screenings.
Classes and Other Services
Hui Mālama also offers nutrition classes, exercise program, and La'au Lapa'au workshops that aid in cancer patient education and experience.


Classes and Other Services

Hui Mālama also offers nutrition classes, exercise program, and La'au Lapa'au workshops that aid in cancer patient education and experience.