About Community First
A Hawaiʻi Island where we embrace our kuleana for our own health and the well-being of others.
Community First convenes stakeholders, providers and policy makers to drive initiatives to improve the health of our community.
Transforming healthcare is a huge task that first requires the establishment of trust and collaboration so that the community, particularly the medical and social service providers, can work together to realize better health, better care, and lower costs.
The late Barry Taniguchi, the third-generation executive of the family-owned KTA Super Stores and a pillar of the Hawaiʻi Island community, founded Community First with three guiding principles: