Native Hawaiian Health Study



The Queens Comprehensive Weight Management Program will be conducting a study to evaluate weight loss and the improvement in obesity related health problems following metabolic/bariatric surgery in Native Hawaiians.

You may qualify to participate in this study if:

  • you are a native Hawaiian
  • you are between the ages of 25-50
  • you have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes Mellitus and are taking medication to control your diabetes
  • you have a body mass index (BMI) between 40-60 kg/m2

This study is funded with grants from Queen’s native hawaiian Health Program and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

If you know of Native Hawaiians in need and interest in getting bariatric surgery can get it at ALMOST NO COST, if they are willing to participate in a new study being conducted at the Queen’s Medical Center on diabetes improvement in Native Hawaiians that have bariatric surgery.

Qualified participants that don’t have health insurance, the study would cover most costs including some travel (from neighbor island).  If they DO have insurance, the study would cover most costs NOT covered/denied by their insurance.   Additional cost often not covered by insurance include: some testing, dietitian visits, travel from Neighbor islands for testing, lodging, and other non-insured costs.  The enrollment period is limited, so please provide interested individuals with the attached flyer and encourage them to call the contact number included.


December 8, 2010   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Queens Conference Center

For more information, please contact:

Valerie Kauhane, RN, BSN, CBN

Program Coordinator

The Queens CWMP

(808) 537-7374