Who We Are

Kōkua Kalihi Valley (KKV) is a federally qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit community health center created in 1972 by community members to meet a need for proper health care.  Consistently guided by community voices, KKV is a central hub within Kalihi Valley, with extensive partnerships that connect community members to services and to one-another.  KKV’s mission is to “work toward healing, reconciliation and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi Valley through strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony.”  KKV’s 180 staff speak over 20 Asian and Pacific Islander languages and reflect Kalihi Valley’s ethnic and socioeconomic diversity.

Since its founding, KKV has worked to address the social determinants of health—the social, economic, and physical conditions that underlie and shape health—by listening carefully to and reflecting community values. Committed to providing services of the highest quality, KKV integrates evidence-based practices into programs across all departments, including Maternal & Child Health, Medical, Chronic Disease Self-Management, and Elder Services. Bridging both clinical and social services, these programs include group medical visits for diabetes and cardiovascular care, and elder health maintenance activities that include dancing, socializing and communal dining.

To learn more about our organization, visit www.kkv.net.