January 14, 2020

Community First announces its first annual “KNOW YOUR NUMBERS” blood pressure awareness campaign that aims to end high blood pressure in Hawaii. Knowing your numbers refers to everyone knowing their blood pressure numbers. The goal is to be as familiar with it as you a...

April 17, 2018

Watching a loved one age can be hard, but it’s especially distressing if health issues arise. Physical challenges, like arthritis or bone pain, can make life difficult, but it’s the mental health issues that come with age that can weigh on a family the most.

One of the...

April 4, 2018

On April 3, 2018 Charlene Iboshi, Amy Hamane, and Tony Kent met with the Hilo Medical Center's Chief Nursing Officer, Arthur Sampaga and Nurse Managers to talk about our efforts to educate the community about Advance Health Care Directives. 

In addition to powerful vide...

March 1, 2018

On February 27 - 28, 2018 leaders from East Hawaii's medical and social service providers met at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel to discuss and come up with benchmarks for our community's well being in the next year. Representatives from the Hilo Medical Center, Bay Clinic, Ea...

November 2, 2017

We love empowering our community. It's even more special when we are able to help those who have helped us in the past. Patricia Richardson, a longtime public school teacher and Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF.org) stalwart, was finally able to complete h...

October 20, 2017

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Hospice of Hilo, Community First, and the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce are presenting a community screening of the documentary Being Mortal.

Based on Dr. Atul Gawande's best selling book, this powerful film presents the perspective of...

July 30, 2017

Did you have have any Summer visitors this year? We did! Jeannette Koijane, Exective Director of Kokua Mau and Kate DeBartolo, National Field Director for The Conversation Project, visited Hawaii Island this July. 

We were able to have a Q&A talk with these visiting exp...

June 28, 2017

Join us on June 24, 2017 for a free community screening of the documentary: 

"Being Mortal: Aging, Illness & What Matters Most at the End"

Centered around questions raised by Dr. Atul Gawande’s best-selling book, Being Mortal, the event seeks to further discuss the pract...

March 22, 2017

We were privileged to sit down with Dr. Kimo Alameda, Hawaii County Executive on Aging. We filmed two segments for his show on Na Leo TV (Public Access). First Dr. Mike Sayama, PhD., Executive Director of Community First, discussed the broad range of issues facing heal...

November 3, 2016

On October 28, 2016 a panel of East Hawaii business and healthcare leaders implored our community to recognize the urgency of the healthcare cost crisis facing our community, state, and nation.

Like a hidden, malignant disease healthcare costs have been growing at an in...

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