“Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make a grant to, or enter into a contract with, Papa Ola Lokahi (the Native Hawaiian Health Board) to develop a comprehensive master plan to promote health and disease prevention services and to improve the health status of Native Hawaiians.”
Urges “the inclusion of Native Hawaiian cultural intervention treatment programs, wellness plans, and holistic living systems of care in the State of Hawai‘i’s response to the rise of misuse and abuse of opioids or illicit substances in Hawai‘i.”
Kākuhihewa is the 15th aliʻi ‘aimoku (ruling chief) of O‘ahu famously named in the mele “Kaulana Nā Pua.” Kākuhihewa was a kind and friendly chief who was born in Kūkaniloko and raised in the ‘Ewa moku. His primary endeavor was farming, and it is said that his abundant harvests on O‘ahu could be smelled from Kaua‘i.
Today, there is a state office building named after him in Kapolei.