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
  • Pili 'Aina Project: Partnerships to Overcome Obesity
  • 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
  • Hawaii Department of Human Services Databook
  • A Community of Contrasts, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Funding Opportunities

  • 2016 RTRN Small Grants Program
  • NCOOR Funding Opportunities
  • RWJF National Program - Policies for Action

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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

Study Endorses Lipid Screening in Kids

Nutrition and Obesity Prevention CME/CE


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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-Bills in Washington, Hawaii Would Require Health Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks - February 2, 2016

-Active Living Reasearch Conference 2016 January 31 - February 3, 2016

-Call for Papers Annual Special on "The Effect on Early Life Factors and Early Interventions on Childhood Overweight and Obesity 2016" Deadline Feb 26, 2016

- 2016 RTRN Small Grants Program - January 21, 2016

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Active Living Research Conference 2016 - Call for Abstracts

31 January - 3 February 2016

Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

13th International Congress on Obesity

1 May - 4 May 2016

Vancouver, Canada

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