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Nursing Concepts Projects

Community-Based Research, Health Education, Interviewing Elders

NUR290 2011 NUR 290 2011 NUR 290 2011

Students engaged youth in educational games to promote healthy food choices based on knowledge of nutrition at Children and Youth Day at the Hawaii State Capitol.


Our NUR290 students conducted community-based participatory research (CBPR) at a wide variety of sites across the island, working with partners such as our legislators at the Hawaii State Capitol, Palolo Homes, and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. Students surveyed the community to determine the health and health care needs of Oahu residents. While the adult respondents were kept busy with the survey, we engaged keiki in educational games. Through "Food Twister" and other activities, they learned about nutrition and healthy food choices.

Honoring our Kupuna and their Legacies

Students conducted interviews or talk-story sessions with elders at our partner facilities. These precious oral histories were then "gifted" to the edlers and their families. In some cases, formal presentations were delivered to staff at our partner organizations, reporting on the highlights of our findings and interview aggregates.