HICORE — Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education
  • Education


    Serving as a center for the education to community members, medical students, residents, physicians and others in the area of childhood and adolescent obesity in Hawaii.

  • Research


    Supporting community-based participatory methods and the socio-ecologic approach to childhood obesity research in Hawaii.

  • Research and Education Targeting Childhood Obesity


    Providing collaborative and multi-disciplinary leadership in research and education targeting childhood and adolescent obesity in Hawaii to improve the health and wellness of Hawaii’s families now and for future generations.



Current Projects

  • Children's Healthy Living Project - New Newsletter
  • Pili 'Aina Project: Partnerships to Overcome Obesity Disparities
  • Ho'ala  - Fighting Obesity in Hawaii County
  • Hawaii Health Matters

Research Resources

  • Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research
  • Pacific Diabetes Education Program (PDEP)
  • Hawaii State Department of Health 
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • State of Hawaii Department of Human Services Databook
  • Native Hawaiian Health Study

Funding Opportunities

  • The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces New Grant Competition 
  • NCOOR Funding Opportunities

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Hawaii Physical Activity and Nutrition Newsletter- October 2013


2012-2013 “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research” course is now open.

Pediatric Obesity Prevention Training


A Focus on Childhood Obesity in California

Nutrition and Obesity Prevention CME/CE


Physical Activity Yields Better Academic Peformance in Children

Nutrition and Obesity Prevention CME/CE


An Evaluation of Mother-Centered Anticipatory Guidance to Reduce Obesogenic Infant Feeding Behaviors

Nutrition and Obesity Prevention CME/CE

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CDC Prevention Status Report Hawaii 2013: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

January 22, 2014


AAP Clinical Report: Health Experts Determine Water Births Have No Proven Health Benefits

March 24, 2014

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American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions

Date: June 13-14, 2014


Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research (PAS/ASPR) Joint Meeting - Call for Abstracts

Date: May 3 - May 6, 2014

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