Director, Health Equity Department, Hawaii Island Community Health Center
Dr. Lee-Ann Noelani Heely is the Director of the Department of Health Equity at Hawaii Island Community Health Center. The Health Equity department supports the spectrum of community health providing upstream and midstream preventative education, community outreach and SDOH support through a team of Community Health Educators, Community Health Workers and SDOH Case Managers. Our goal is to reduce health disparities, increase health literacy, increase access to healthcare, link patients and non-patients with community-based organizations that support the social determinants of health. Special populations include Native Hawaiian homesteads and Pacific Islanders, Migrant Farm Workers from Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala, Justice involved youth and adult reintegration programs, houseless and/or homeless with substance use or mental health challenges, Compact of Freely Associated States including the Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia: Kosrae, Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei, and the Republic of Palau, Affordable and transitional housing programs, and coordination with County Government officials and Consulate Generals of South America and Oceania.