Aloha mai kākou

Sponsored by the HMSA Foundation, the study from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and MA‘O Organic Farms will collect data to capture the relationship between ‘āina (land/environment) and ola (health/life) within social networks from individuals living in Wai‘anae. This information includes demographics, health, behaviors and social networks. We invite you to be co-researchers in our community study to help us better understand how changes in health, such as blood sugar control, weight loss or gut microbiome composition might be modified by MA‘O’s community-based program focused on restoring our connection to ‘āina. Your participation is greatly needed to help our community reduce the risk of chronic diseases. We ask for your kokua, which will take approximately 50 minutes of your time. Your participation is voluntary. The study includes a 90-question survey (30 minutes), some health measurements (15 minutes), and a take-home stool collection kit (5 minutes). Should you decide to enroll, you will receive up to $40 for your participation: $15 for your participation Today after completion of the online questionnaire and $25 after completion of the health measures and stool sample. You will also be eligible for a follow-up study, where you may receive up to another $40 for participating. The password to access the survey this month is HAWAII


Join the study

Join the first study in Hawai'i relating social networks and health. You will be redirected to the University of Hawai'i, where any information that you share will be safely stored.