Welcome to Kokua Mau

 
Kōkua Mau is Hawaii's Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, a community benefit, nonprofit organization. Kōkua Mau is comprised of individual and organizational champions and supporters from hospitals, education, consumers, insurance, long term care and hospices.

We hope that you will find useful Hawaii-focused information and resources on hospice, palliative care, end-of-life care, POLST and advance care planning for yourself, your loved ones and those you care for. 


What's New? Two New Resources - February 2014:

Kōkua Mau: Some of the Most Important Conversations You Will Ever Have” is a three-minute video that highlights the importance and resources available to make decisions about end-of-life planning. The video was recently awarded first place in the Caring for our Kupuna category by Ananda Fund Hawaii as part of its first annual video competition.

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The 16-page booklet "Advance Care Planning: Making Life Decisions" by Kōkua Mau is designed to help you make informed advance care planning decisions for when you are seriously ill. Many of the ideas and terms explained in this booklet might be new to you but are very common in medical settings and are important for you to know. 


Other Current Events:


Past Annoucements

What are ACP Decision Videos?

Kōkua Mau has been honored with the 2013 Trailblazer Award by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). 

Pacific Business News about Kōkua Mau and our Trailblazer award.

Bereavement Network of Hawaii: updated Bereavement Support List (Nov. 2013)

Services and Housing Options for Seniors on O'ahu' (pdf file 1MB) published by the Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV, Nov. 2013). 

Our very own Kōkua Mau Board Members have been recognized with various awards (Oct. 2013). Congratulations to all of them!

Report by Dr. Emese Somogyi from the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (April 2013)

A Culturally Relevant Palliative Care Curriculum for US Affiliated Pacific Islands


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. 

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.


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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