PILI @ WORK OPPORTUNITY: Sign up NOW for new class starting in April at JABSOM Kaka’ako

The Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is happy to announce the start-up of another PILI@Work study group at JABSOM Kaka’ako.

PILI @ Work is a weight loss and weight loss maintenance program. Its goal is to see if workplace interventions can make a significant difference in people’s health, and which type of interventions are the most successful. These groups provide school employees the opportunity to participate DURING work, by permission of Dean Jerris Hedges.

Sessions of the new class will be launched in April. The class will meet on Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. in the Medical Education Building.

Who is eligible? Current employees who intend to work at JABSOM for at least a year. People with a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or over 25, or for those of Southeast/East Asian ancestry, at or over 23.

How do you find out your BMI? Simple. There’s a calculator on this website page. Check your BMI and see if you want to read the rest of this message!!!


If you qualify, by participating in the study you will receive gift cards as compensation along with the knowledge you are helping scientific research at JABSOM, and, best of all, you will take part in support activities throughout the coming year to help you lose weight and improve your health.

The project needs to recruit 200 people from organizations across the state serving Native Hawaiians. Current participating organizations include JABSOM-Kaka’ako, The Queen’s Medical Center, Waimanalo
Health Center, Keiki o ka Aina, QLCC-Kona, and Moloka’i Community Health Center.

For more information, contact: Rebecca Wilson at rewilson@hawaii.edu


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