ABOUT ‘Imi Hale
‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network is a program of Papa Ola Lōkahi.
Launched in 2000, ‘Imi Hale collaborates with key local, state, national and international partners to reduce cancer incidence and mortality among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders through the establishment of a core organizational infrastructure that:
Goal 1: Increase knowledge of, access to, and use of beneficial biomedical procedures in cancer prevention and control and co-morbid conditions of cancer patients.
Goal 2: Develop and conduct evidence-based intervention research to increase use of beneficial biomedical procedures to control cancer and co-morbid conditions.
Goal 3: Train and develop a critical mass of competitive researchers using community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods to reduce health disparities.
‘Imi Hale is currently one of 23 Community Networks Program Center (CNPC) sites funded by NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities and one of three community-based CNPCs.