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Assessment of trauma-informed care and its impact on health outcomes in the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander population

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Project Location/Site: Utah, Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources
Key Outcomes:
Physical Health: Through self-reporting, data revealed that majority of participants have a BMI >30, categorizing these participants in the “obesity” category for weight status placing them at increased risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary artery disease and chronic kidney disease. Mental Health: PHQ-9 screening questionnaire revealed that almost half the participants’ mood is classified as either moderately severe or severe depression. Social Health: PIW survey revealed a theme that many participants had a strong sense of their NHPI and viewed being NHPI as a positive and important aspect of their social well-being.