Developing the Ho'ouna Pono substance use prevention curriculum: collaborating with Hawaiian youth and communities.

Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health

PubMedID: 23463854

Helm S, Okamoto SK. Developing the Ho'ouna Pono substance use prevention curriculum: collaborating with Hawaiian youth and communities. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013;72(2):66-9.
This article briefly outlines a collaboration among communities on Hawai'i Island and a university-based research team to develop, implement, and evaluate a school-based substance use prevention curriculum called Ho'ouna Pono. In addition to providing a rationale for the project, the goal of this paper is fourfold. First, an overview of the Ho'ouna Pono research results to date (2007-2013) is provided. Second, within this overview, the ways in which selected results informed program development are highlighted. Third, the curriculum is briefly described, and finally, the role of the students and community in the video production is described.