Mental Health Acceptance Month continues on Living808 with a visit from the AANHPI ʻOhana Center of Excellence. ʻOhana CoE will take a strength-based approach in addressing systemic issues that affect the mental health of NHPI and Asian communities. They serve as a central location for technical assistance and offer live and recorded in-language and culturally appropriate presentations on behavioral health data, community toolkits, and tailored workshops for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American communities.
Lilinoe Kauahikaua the program Manager, Papa Ola Lōkahi joined John Veneri on the show to talk more about it.
“As the Pacific is not monolithic, it is vital that we provide and support intersectional approaches that highlight the different indigenous/native ways of knowing and frameworks. We will address data and programmatic aggregation and lift the many voices of NHPI communities to assure equitable representation in discussions about health and well-being, especially when addressing substance use