Health association gets technology grant
The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
will receive $750,000 over three years to help implement electronic health records technology.
The award from the Health Resources & Services Administration will be used to help nine community health centers and two health insurance plans in Hawaii and Washington with the monitoring and analysis of patient health results.
Included in the Hawaii group are the Kalihi-Palama Health Center, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Waimanalo Health Center and AlohaCare of Hawaii.
The Monsanto Fund, which works with farmers to improve agriculture, gave $10,000 to The Friends of the D.T. Fleming Arboretum at Puu Mahoe for its "Project Health." The money will be used to remove invasive trees, install a water line and build a classroom and restroom.
The Queen's Medical Center received $747,644 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for a program geared toward native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students. Queen's and Stevenson Middle School developed the program to promote interest in science and health care.
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