HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $500,000 in capital improvement grant funds for the Molokai Community Health Center.
Identified by the state Legislature, this grant will complete phase II of the Center’s capital improvement project that includes renovation of structures, an addition of a central deck, repaving the parking lot, installing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant walkways, as well as irrigation and landscaping at its Oceanside Center in Kaunakakai.
“The Molokai Community Health Center serves approximately 3,000 of the island’s 7,200 total residents, which is more than 40 percent of its population.” Gov. Abercrombie said, “This project will expand and improve access to quality health care on the Friendly Isle.”
The nonprofit Molokai Community Health Center is the only federally qualified health center on the island of Molokai. Its mission is to provide and promote accessible comprehensive individual and community health care to the people of Molokai with respect and aloha.
The center’s primary clientele are the indigent, uninsured and underinsured residents of Molokai, of which two-thirds are native Hawaiian.