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Hawaii Children’s Action Network (HCAN) seeks to increase WIC awareness, enrollment, and retention by reducing or eliminating cultural, linguistic, and information barriers among the Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Filipino families across the State of Hawaii.

With guidance from a Family Leadership Council and ongoing focus groups and surveys, HCAN will develop and promote materials that reduce or eliminate language and cultural barriers to enrollment among the priority populations.

Their partnerships with non-profit health communications organizations and a Hawaii statewide coalition of immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organizations will aid them in dissemination and project development as well.

Outreach and educational materials have yet to be widely adapted for the culture and different linguistic barriers. HCAN’s translated and culturally competent WIC awareness, eligibility, enrollment, and retention materials will be available for download so that they are readily accessible to the WIC network of stakeholders that serve Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Filipino families throughout Hawaii, the continental U.S., and U.S. territories.

Grant Duration

18 months

Grant Amount


Organization(s) Funded

Hawai'i Children's Action Network


  • Hawaii

Organization Type

Nonprofit Entity

Project Priority Population

  • Families with Limited English Proficiency
  • Filipinos
  • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities

Strategies Used

Conduct Outreach Using Community-Level Data, Expand Partnerships