Ha Breath 02


Hā Kūpuna speaks to the giving of ha, or breath of life, from the older to younger generations. In Native Hawaiian culture, kūpuna traditionally are recognized as the major sources of wisdom and the transmitters of knowledge and training to younger generations. In order to provide kūpuna with the opportunity to pass ha to younger generations, we must consider ways to promote their well-being, health, and access to long-term care. The goal of Hā Kūpuna is to improve access to and delivery of services to Native Hawaiian elders and their caregivers through the development and dissemination of knowledge around health and long-term care patterns and preferences.