JoAnn U Tsark

Summary

Publications

  1. pmc Reducing cancer health disparities in the US-associated Pacific
    JoAnn U Tsark
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:49-58. 2007
  2. pmc Na Liko Noelo: a program to develop Native Hawaiian researchers
    JoAnn Umilani Tsark
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Pac Health Dialog 11:225-32. 2004
  3. pmc Using a participatory four-step protocol to develop culturally targeted cancer education brochures
    Manny Kulukulualani
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Program of Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, Hawai i 96813, USA
    Health Promot Pract 9:344-55. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Building Native Hawaiian capacity in cancer research and programming. A legacy of 'Imi Hale
    Kathryn L Braun
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Cancer 107:2082-90. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Strategies to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Filipina women in Hawai'i
    Nia Aitaoto
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Hawaii Med J 68:215-22. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Using a community-based participatory approach to create a resource center for Native Hawaiian elders
    Noreen Mokuau
    University of Hawaii, School of Social Work, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 21:174. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Listening to the community: a first step in adapting Diabetes Today to the Pacific
    Kathryn L Braun
    University of Hawai i John A Burns School of Medicine, and Evaluation Consultant with the Pacific Diabetes Today Resource Center, Papa Ola Lokahi, 894 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Pac Health Dialog 9:321-8. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Cultural considerations in developing church-based programs to reduce cancer health disparities among Samoans
    Nia Aitaoto
    Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Ethn Health 12:381-400. 2007
  9. pmc Sustainability of the Pacific Diabetes Today coalitions
    Nia Aitaoto
    Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A130. 2009
  10. pmc Cancer patient navigator tasks across the cancer care continuum
    Kathryn L Braun
    Public Health, University of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:398-413. 2012

Research Grants

  1. 'IMI HALE NATIVE CANCER RESEARCH AND TRAINING NETWORK
    Clayton Chong; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. IMI HALE NATIVE HAWAIIAN CANCER NETWORK
    Clayton Chong; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. pmc Reducing cancer health disparities in the US-associated Pacific
    JoAnn U Tsark
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:49-58. 2007
    ....
  2. pmc Na Liko Noelo: a program to develop Native Hawaiian researchers
    JoAnn Umilani Tsark
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Pac Health Dialog 11:225-32. 2004
    ..Program evaluation efforts suggest, however, that 'Imi Hale and its Na Liko Noelo program are well accepted and are helping develop a cadre of community-sensitive indigenous Hawaiian researchers...
  3. pmc Using a participatory four-step protocol to develop culturally targeted cancer education brochures
    Manny Kulukulualani
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Program of Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, Hawai i 96813, USA
    Health Promot Pract 9:344-55. 2008
    ..This protocol may have application in other communities that want to develop brochures that are attractive, acceptable, readable, and useful to minority clients and their providers...
  4. ncbi request reprint Building Native Hawaiian capacity in cancer research and programming. A legacy of 'Imi Hale
    Kathryn L Braun
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Cancer 107:2082-90. 2006
    ..This approach is time consuming, but necessary for building competence and capacity, especially in indigenous and minority communities. Cancer 2006. (c) 2006 American Cancer Society...
  5. ncbi request reprint Strategies to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Filipina women in Hawai'i
    Nia Aitaoto
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Hawaii Med J 68:215-22. 2009
    ..Findings led to recommendations for promoting awareness of BCCCP and enhancing outreach to Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Filipina communities in Hawai'i...
  6. ncbi request reprint Using a community-based participatory approach to create a resource center for Native Hawaiian elders
    Noreen Mokuau
    University of Hawaii, School of Social Work, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 21:174. 2008
    ..Yet, concerns exist today for these elders who experience shorter life expectancies, poorer health and greater disability than elders in other ethnic groups in Hawai;i...
  7. ncbi request reprint Listening to the community: a first step in adapting Diabetes Today to the Pacific
    Kathryn L Braun
    University of Hawai i John A Burns School of Medicine, and Evaluation Consultant with the Pacific Diabetes Today Resource Center, Papa Ola Lokahi, 894 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Pac Health Dialog 9:321-8. 2002
    ..Other programs and agencies that want to develop training programs in the Pacific may find these listening strategies and guidelines helpful...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cultural considerations in developing church-based programs to reduce cancer health disparities among Samoans
    Nia Aitaoto
    Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Ethn Health 12:381-400. 2007
    ..Cancer is a leading cause of death for Samoans, and investigators who have found spiritually linked beliefs about health and illness in this population have suggested the Samoan church as a good venue for health-related interventions...
  9. pmc Sustainability of the Pacific Diabetes Today coalitions
    Nia Aitaoto
    Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A130. 2009
    ..Research suggests that program sustainability is enhanced by the presence of a champion, the fit of the program in an organization, and assistance from stakeholders...
  10. pmc Cancer patient navigator tasks across the cancer care continuum
    Kathryn L Braun
    Public Health, University of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:398-413. 2012
    ..Task lists can inform the development of programs, job descriptions, training, and evaluation. They also may be useful in the move to certify navigators and establish mechanisms for reimbursement for navigation services...
  11. ncbi request reprint Empowerment through community building: Diabetes Today in the Pacific
    Kathryn L Braun
    Pacific Diabetes Today Resource Center, Papa Ola Lokahi, 894 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract . 2003
    ..To maintain the gains of community building in the Pacific, three factors appear critical: an engaged leader, a host agency for the coalition, and continuing access to technical assistance and funds...
  12. ncbi request reprint Lă'au lapa'au and Western medicine in Hawai'i: experiences and perspectives of patients who use both
    Natalie N Young
    John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Hawaii Med J 66:176, 178-80. 2007
    ..Lă'au lapa'au was more likely than Western medicine to incorporate a spiritual and prayer component, lead to improvements in cultural and personal identity, and foster feelings of connectedness to the land and Hawaiian values...
  13. ncbi request reprint Supports and obstacles to cancer survival for Hawaii's native people
    Kathryn L Braun
    University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine, and Research Co Director, Imi Hale, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA
    Cancer Pract 10:192-200. 2002
    ..This study used qualitative methods to examine these factors in Native Hawaiian cancer survivors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Native Hawaiian preferences for informed consent and disclosure of results from research using stored biological specimens
    Megan Fong
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Awareness, Research and Training Network, Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Pac Health Dialog 11:154-9. 2004
    ..These findings call into question the "Common Rule" and the guidelines of the American Society of Human Genetics, which do not require researchers to obtain informed consent for research use of anonymized specimens...
  15. pmc Helping cancer patients across the care continuum: the navigation program at the Queen's Medical Center
    Amanda L Allison
    The Queen s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 72:116-21. 2013
    ..A triage protocol and an integrated data capture system could help improve the targeting and documentation of cancer patient navigation services. ..
  16. pmc The 'Ohana Day Project: a community approach to increasing cancer screening
    Kapuaola Gellert
    Papa Ola Lokahi, Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, 894 Queen St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A99. 2006
    ..People living in rural areas have particularly limited options for cancer services, especially for services that are culturally attractive and convenient...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ethnic-by-gender differences in cigarette smoking among Asian and Pacific Islanders
    Joseph Keawe aimoku Kaholokula
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training Network, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:275-86. 2006
    ..having quit) or in the duration of years spent smoking. The results of the present study have important implications for smoking prevention programs among men and women in three distinct Asian and Pacific Islander ethnic groups...
  18. ncbi request reprint Family response to end-of-life education: differences by ethnicity and stage of caregiving
    Kathryn L Braun
    Center on Aging, Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:269-76. 2006
    ..The booklets had wide appeal, but end-of-life measures varied by care-giver stage and ethnicity, suggesting that these factors need to be considered in developing education interventions for family caregivers...
  19. pmc Testing a culturally appropriate, theory-based intervention to improve colorectal cancer screening among Native Hawaiians
    Kathryn L Braun
    Department of Public Health Studies, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
    Prev Med 40:619-27. 2005
    ..We tested an intervention based on social learning theory (SLT) to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among Native Hawaiians, a group with low CRC screening rates...
  20. ncbi request reprint Development of a family intervention for Native Hawaiian women with cancer: a pilot study
    Noreen Mokuau
    School of Social Work, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
    Soc Work 53:9-19. 2008
    ..Steps taken to incorporate cultural values into an intervention also provide a model for other social workers in developing culturally appropriate interventions for minority populations...
  21. ncbi request reprint Diabetes today in the Pacific: reports from the field
    Nia T Aitaoto
    The Pacific Diabetes Today Resource Center PDTRC of Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Pac Health Dialog 12:124-31. 2005
    ....
  22. pmc Increasing primary care physician support for and promotion of cancer clinical trials
    M Koa Robinson
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, a program of Papa Ola Lokahi University of Hawai i at Manoa, Office of Public Health Studies, Honolulu, HI
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 73:84-7; quiz 88. 2014
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint A feasibility study of methodology for recruitment and for comparative testing of ciliary function in Hawaiians and Caucasians
    Kapuaola S Gellert
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Hawaii Med J 67:209-12. 2008
    ..This pilot also generated recommendations on subject recruitment, measures, and data analysis for future studies...
  24. ncbi request reprint Native Hawaiian preferences for informed consent and disclosure of results from genetic research
    Megan Fong
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training Network, Program of Papa Ola Lokahi, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:S47-52. 2006
    ..Informed consent is generally waived when using anonymous stored specimens in research because individual harm is minimal; however, group harm may arise if specimens contain ethnic identifiers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Developing a multisite project in geriatric and/or gerontological education with emphases in interdisciplinary practice and cultural competence
    Colette V Browne
    School of Social Work, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 96822, USA
    Gerontologist 42:698-704. 2002
    ..This 2-year, multisite, curriculum-development project aimed to increase the pool of professionals trained in geriatric and/or gerontological social work...
  26. pmc Engaging participants in design of a Native Hawaiian worksite wellness program
    Jodi Haunani Leslie
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, Papa Ola Lokahi, Hawaii, USA
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 4:121-30. 2010
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in breast cancer in Hawai'i: age, stage, hormone receptor status, and survival
    Kathryn L Braun
    Public Health and Social Work, University of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Pac Health Dialog 11:146-53. 2004
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Adversity and resiliency in the lives of Native Hawaiian elders
    Colette V Browne
    Myron B Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawai i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Soc Work 54:253-61. 2009
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Afterschool physical activity program to reduce obesity-related cancer risk: a feasibility study
    Coop DeRenne
    Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Cancer Educ 23:230-4. 2008
    ..Cancer is linked to obesity, and Native Hawaiian childhood obesity rates are high. We examined the feasibility of incorporating a physical activity intervention into an afterschool program for elementary school children...
  30. pmc Longevity disparities in multiethnic Hawaii: an analysis of 2000 life tables
    Chai Bin Park
    University of Hawaii, Department of Public Health Sciences, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:579-84. 2009
    ..We examined differences among seven major ethnic groups in Hawaii in life expectancy at birth (e[0]) and mortality at broad age groups...
  31. ncbi request reprint Increasing knowledge, skills, and empathy among direct care workers in elder care: a preliminary study of an active-learning model
    Kathryn L Braun
    Center on Aging, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, 1960 East West Road, Biomed C 106, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Gerontologist 45:118-24. 2005
    ..We describe the development of a 24-hr curriculum for nonclinical direct care workers in elder care that features active-learning strategies and consumer-directed approaches...
  32. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of a required hospice experience: a comparison of first- and fourth-year medical students
    Christina Bertao
    Center on Aging, John A Burns School of Medicine, 1960 East West Road, Biomed C 106, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Hawaii Med J 62:100-3. 2003
    ..The majority of students felt the unit should remain a first-year requirement, but wanted more opportunities to attend dying patients, work with physician role models, and reflect on their experience with death and its meaning...
  33. ncbi request reprint Family support for Native Hawaiian women with breast cancer
    Noreen Mokuau
    University of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Cancer Educ 22:191-6. 2007
    ..A minority population that experiences a disproportionate burden from cancer is Native Hawaiian women...
  34. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and breast cancer in Hawaii: increased survival but continued disparity
    Kathryn L Braun
    Imi Hale Native Hawaiiaan Cancer Awareness, Research, and Trainiing Network, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:453-60. 2005
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Kokua Mau: a statewide effort to improve end-of-life care
    Kathryn L Braun
    Center on Aging, University of Hawaii, 1960 East West Road, Biomed C 106, Honolulu, HI 96922, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:313-23. 2005
    ..Many Americans die in pain, without hospice, and without regard to advance directives, suggesting a need to improve end-of-life (EOL) awareness and services...

Research Grants6

  1. 'IMI HALE NATIVE CANCER RESEARCH AND TRAINING NETWORK
    Clayton Chong; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..As a result of these programs, we want to realize a downward trend in cancer incidence and mortality in Native Hawaiians over the next decade. ..
  2. IMI HALE NATIVE HAWAIIAN CANCER NETWORK
    Clayton Chong; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..As a result of these programs we anticipate a downward trend in cancer incidence and mortality among Native Hawaiians over the next decade. ..