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 - Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity - Round 10

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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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- Eating in the Absence of Hunger Linked to Toddler Obesity

April 18, 2016

- CDC: Lack of Sleep Associated with Risky Behavior Among Teens

April 8, 2016

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NIMHD Summer Institute on Health Disparities Science

15 August - 19 August 2016


He Huliau 2016 Indigenous Health Symposium - Call for Abstracts

13 October - 14 October 2016

Hilton Hawaiiian Viillage, Honolulu

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