AlohaCare's Ke Aloha Mau program is a Value-Added Service (VAS). It is offered at no cost to AlohaCare’s eligible members. The program uses traditional, cultural, and spiritual approaches to health and healing. It also supports whole person care. Ke Aloha Mau includes four areas of Native Hawaiian healing:
- Lomilomi: Native Hawaiian physiotherapy and massage
- `Ai Pono: Healthy Native Hawaiian food and meals
- Hula: Native Hawaiian physical movement and dance
- Ho`oponopono: Native Hawaiian balancing of relationships
The program is provided in collaboration with community health centers; the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems; and cultural practitioners. These VAS will be introduced through 2022 and continue at least through 2026.
Ho`oponopono is a traditional Native Hawaiian healing practice to restore bonds in `ohana. It consists of spiritual discussions to heal the whole family.
Ho`oponopono helps to work through issues that cause distress or trauma in `ohana. The Haku Ho`oponopono supports connections and restores balance between family members.
- Are a current AlohaCare QUEST Integration member.
- All ages can participate. Members under age 18 need parent or guardian consent.
- Live within the service area region of the contracted sites.
- Have a primary care provider or be assigned to the PCMH of the site provider.
- Have had an annual well visit within one year of eligibility screening.
- Complete necessary health assessments with your AlohaCare Health Coordinator or Care Navigator within 8-12 weeks of enrolling in the VAS.
- Provide updated contact information.
The benefit covers the following consultation and in-person services for eligible members:
- 15 sessions per year or $3000 annual coverage limit, whichever comes first.
- Limit 1 session per day; Limit 4 sessions per month; Limit 15 total sessions annual coverage.
- Authorization for more sessions can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- The Haku may recommend members include their extended `ohana to the sessions. For example, a spouse or partner; children; parents; siblings; grandparents; or guardians.
- Transportation to and from the appointment is not provided or reimbursed by AlohaCare.
- Member is a no show to 3 scheduled appointments.
- Member does not participate in at least 3 health promotion activities outside of Ho`oponopono VAS every 6 months (in-person or online).
- Member reaches the covered service limit within one year. See list above.
- Member disenrolled from AlohaCare's QUEST Integration plan.
Health promotion activities include self-directed education. This includes watching a video with health professionals and local experts. Live learning sessions will be planned when safe to meet in large groups.
The program starts in early 2022. Site provider locations to be determined.
The program is just beginning. We plan to add new locations and Ho`oponopono session options over the next few years.
Please call AlohaCare’s Customer Service at 808-973-0712, toll-free 1-877-973-0712, or TTY/TDD 1-877-447-5990
You can refer an eligible family member who is a current AlohaCare QUEST Integration member. However, the enrolling member will need to complete the intake form and requirements on their own.
A primary care provider’s clearance is required for someone who has a disability. Accommodations may vary and will be determined by each participating location.
Please contact AlohaCare’s Customer Service or your AlohaCare health coordinator for more information. You can also visit www.alohacare.org/VAS.