Native Hawaiian Health Displays

The Biomedical Library is featuring two displays that highlight Native Hawaiian Health.

“A Voyage to Health” is a traveling display from the National Library of Medicine which focuses on the revival of the ancient arts of navigation and voyaging and the ways in which it can improve Native Hawaiian health. The display consists of six large panels which have been placed in the main entrance of the library. This display will be on loan to the Library until mid-February 2012. Consult the brochure for more information.

A related display, “Native Hawaiian Health: Revisiting Past Traditions,” is located in the display cases in the Biomedical Library breezeway. This display looks at pre- and post-colonial Hawaiian diet trends and health promotion programs (Traditional Hawaiian Diet programs, Hawaiian healing methods, ceremonies like the Makahiki ceremony, and voyaging) that use traditional means to improve Native Hawaiian health. On the middle display case window is a QR code that, when scanned by a smartphone QR code reader, leads to a bibliography about Native Hawaiian Health issues.

Here are more detailed images of each of the three display case panels:

* Left-hand side of breezeway case
* Middle of breezeway case
* Right-hand side of breezeway case

Many thanks to Erik Matwijkow for creating the display, to Heather Smedberg from the Mandeville Special Collections Library for selecting cookbooks and other materials from the American Institute of Wine & Food Culinary Collection, and to Alanna Aiko-Moore for selecting books on voyaging and other topics from the Social Sciences and Humanities Library collection.

Stop by and enjoy these two excellent displays.

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3 comments for “Native Hawaiian Health Displays”

On December 21, 2011, 4:20 PM Dr. Natchee Barnd said:

Thank you so much for bringing this display to UC San Diego. I am planning to utilize it for an assignment this winter in my environmental racism course (Ethnic Studies 103). This should send up to 80 students (my class capacity) to the displays.

On January 23, 2012, 3:26 PM Liz Tam said:

Aloha from the U Hawaii Department of Medicine. It’s great to see this display is at UCSD, where I was on faculty in the Department of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Division) back in 1989-1992.

I’ll certainly share with our School of Medicine Health Sciences Library staff.

On February 27, 2012, 12:30 PM Mothers Rings said:

The displays look beautiful. Health issues of Hawaiians are often overlooked.

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