Kalihi-Palama Health Center (KPHC) is an independent, 501 (c) (3) non-profit, organization that plays a crucial role in the Kalihi-Palama community as a provider of health and social services to patients who typically face significant barriers when accessing health care. KPHC is located in the heart of Kalihi-Palama; an urban, inner city community that is home to approximately 63,820 residents, many of whom are poor Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island ethnic minorities.
KPHC opened doors in 1975 in response to community concerns regarding the health and social needs of low income Native Hawaiians and a growing Asian and Pacific Island immigrant population. KPHC continues to deliver quality care to New Americans and their extended families. Delivering quality care with linguistic and cultural proficiency is KPHC’s distinguishing competency.
KPHC serves more than 21,000 patients annually. KPHC’s satellite facility, KPHC Downtown Family Medical and Dental Health Center earned the 2009 UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Community Healthcare Improvement Award. It is also is one of the four Patient Centered Health Care Home pilot programs in Hawaii. KPHC has registered excellent results in addressing childhood obesity and in managing chronic diseases. Recent innovations include a partnership with National Kidney Foundation Hawaii to fight chronic kidney disease.
Kalihi-Palama Health Center is a deemed federal Public Health Service employee.