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Infusing Kanilehua Framework & SBIRT Guide

This learning tool focuses on the infusion of the Kanilehua Framework with the Screening, Brief Intervention, And Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). This guide provides questions that providers and health care practitioners can ask when administrating SBIRT. 

Specific questions are poised to guide both provider and patient through the Kanilehua Framework by working through a series of questions beginning with a consent to deepen and the exploration of cultural practices as part the referral to treatment.


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(c. 1540-1634)

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.