Mauli Ola Network
Community-based organizations can have an impact on the health of individuals, even if they are not specifically designed around health. Funded by HMSA Foundation and Kamehamena Schools, the project aims to measure the health impact of such organizations using a unique social network and health approach customized for each organization.
We started measuring the impact of MA'O Organic Farms but our work has taken us to several other organizations around the state of Hawaii.
The following video describes some preliminary results and
mauliola.net describes the main goals of the project and some preliminary results that include the reduction of diabetes risk for 60% of MA'O interns, the increase of clustering of cardiometabolic diseases in the native Hawaiian community, and further health and socioeconomic impacts in the social network of Wai'anae residents. Some of the preliminary result of our study are being disseminated to the community via reports, press, presentation and academic papers. Stay tuned!