To advocate for rural health issues and promote communication, education and research related to rural health.

Molokai Rural Health Community Association

Molokai Rural Health Community Association (MRHCA) is a non-profit organization, formed to focus on prioritized health needs on Molokai.  Hawaii State Rural Health Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 1998, is the fiscal sponsor for MRHCA.  Membership includes rural health practitioners, rural community advocates, and members of local rural health associations statewide.  MRHCA received funds from the County of Maui, Office of Economic Development (OED) to improve the health status of Molokai kupuna post Covid-19.  Additional funding was also received from County of Maui, Maui County Office on Aging (MCOA).


With this funding, Kupuna Program was created in July 2021 to improve community health focusing on kupuna, post Covid-19, by addressing challenges and finding solutions to promote overall health and wellness. This includes physical and mental health, economic sustainability, as well as other socio-economic and social factors.


All programs and services are available to kupuna of Molokai, age 65 year and older. A simple registration form is needed along with completion of our needs assessment survey. Current services and workshops provided are listed below; subject to change.

  • Yard Cleaning
  • House Cleaning
  • Massage
  • Haircut
  • Podiatry
  • Optometry
  • Foot Care
Ceramics Class with Aunty Betty every Tuesday


  • Advance Directives
  • Aromatherapy
  • Computer Training
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Gerontology
  • Hula
  • Medicare Consultation
  • Painting
  • Sewing
  • Social Security
  • Stretching

2023 Board of Directors

Judy Mikami, President
Rosie Davis, Vice President
Barbara Kalipi, Secretary
Mary Kalilikane, Treasurer
Kaui Manera, Director
Mary Ann Hill, Director
Debbie Benjamin, Director


Kuulei Arce, Program Manager
Pilahi Ignacio, Fiscal/Clerical
Gwen Arce, Community Health Outreach Worker
Avette Ponce, Community Health Outreach Worker

Contact MRHCA

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    • Address: 400 Kikipua Street, Kaunakakai HI 96748
    • Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM
    • Mailing Address: PO Box 290614, Hoolehua HI 96729
    • Phone: 808-774-8991
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