Community First - New Chamber Member
New Chamber Member - Community First is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that serves as a neutral forum for the community to come together and as a catalyst for solutions to improve health and lower medical costs on Hawai'i Island
Why Community First?
Barry Taniguchi founded Community First to help our community come together to make this shift and to find solutions based on the common good.
He had 3 Principles:
- Only Together
- Make the Invisible, Visible
- Try, and don’t expect to get it right the first time
There is no way to transform healthcare & achieve a sutainable system without coming together. If West, North, and East Hawaii come together, we can build a County-wide system of health governed by each community to best address their needs while leveraging information technology and payment models which require scale
A community where we not only take personal responsibility for our own health, but help each other care for our mutual well-being.