P-20 Exploratory Center for 'Ohana Self-Management of Chronic Illness
The Center tests established family and community focused self-management interventions in ethnically diverse populations with chronic illnesses. Social consequences of chronic illness are increasingly recognized and solutions require strategic interdisciplinary research approaches. In tandem with understanding the biologically-based symptoms of a chronic illness, prevention and successful treatment require a scientific understanding of the impacts and interactions of ethnicity, culture, and illness on implementation of community based intervention.
Hawaii State Center for Nursing
Our purpose is to assure that the State of Hawai`i has the nursing resources necessary to meet the healthcare needs of its people! Our healthcare environment shows an aging population with increased health care needs; an aging nursing workforce headed toward retirement and a shortage of nursing faculty to educate future nurses. Based on projections which show a significant nursing shortage, the Hawai`i State Legislature in 2003 created the Hawai`i State Center for Nursing (Act 198, HB 422).
UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center
The UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center’s (UH THSSC) mission is to improve patient outcomes by providing effective programs which promote and enhance safe, quality healthcare through clinical competence, teamwork, trans-disciplinary collaboration and translational research. The 8000 square foot center integrates state of the art simulation equipment, electronic patient records, and advanced audio-video systems to support education and research for Hawai‘i’s health care professionals. Simulated patient care environments provide controlled instructional settings for professionals to practice clinical skills in a safe learning environment without impacting real patient outcomes. Designated physiological laboratories equipped with technologic resources support interdisciplinary biomedical and behavioral research. The UH THSSC provides novice through expert nurses, nurse researchers, and members of the health care team a venue to continually advance skills and innovate new knowledge to provide safe, quality healthcare for the people of Hawai'i.