Kōkua Mau is Hawaii's Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is comprised of individual and organizational champions and supporters from hospitals, education, consumers, insurance, long term care and hospices.
Kōkua Mau's vision is a community where: the people of Hawai‘i are treated with dignity, compassion and love throughout their lives.
To make that vision a reality, Kōkua Mau's mission is:
to weave a lei of caregiving and support so that the people of Hawai‘i facing serious illness can live in the place of their choice, with relief of pain and suffering and according to their values, beliefs and traditions.
We hope that you will find useful Hawaii-focused information and resources on hospice, palliative care, end-of-life care and advance care planning for yourself, your loved ones and those you care for.
If you are a healthcare professional, we also have educational resources, referral information and statewide activities listed under "Professionals."
Congratulations to all of us!! We have won a national trailblazer award!!
Kōkua Mau has been honored with the 2013 Trailblazer Award by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
The national award recognizes us for "for developing innovative methods to improve patient access to quality and compassionate care".
"One of the things that we were impressed with was Kōkua Mau, Hawaii's Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's commitment to working collaboratively across the healthcare continuum in the creation of this program that can be used as a model in other states," said Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO.
Pacific Business News wrote an good article about Kōkua Mau and our Trailblazer award.
Kōkua Mau Activities
Kōkua Mau 2013 Membership Drive
Our work cannot occur without assistance and financial support. Kōkua Mau, as a local community-benefit organization, is fueled by the passion of dedicated volunteers with a lean budget and every penny spent on making our work possible. Your generous tax-deductible gift will allow us to have a real impact on improving quality of life for those with serious illness and their loved ones. Help us meet our ambitious goal of 100 Kōkua Mau members for 2013! Check out the virtual mug for members.
Announcing New Kōkua Mau Materials: One of Kōkua Mau's main objectives is to help educate people about the decisions that need to be made when they, their family or loved ones are seriously ill.
More Kōkua Mau Quick Links:
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Join Kōkua Mau
Kōkua Mau depends on donations and annual membership fees to carry on with our work. Please help us improve quality of life for people living with serious illness or at the end of life here in Hawaii. This is a community wide effort that needs everyone's support.
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