Special Report

Journey To Care

About The Series

Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders face high rates of diabetes and other diseases but often struggle to access critical health care services including dialysis. In this ongoing series, Civil Beat will explore the lengths that some Pacific Islanders go to obtain health care — and what’s being done to address the problem.
Why In-Home Dialysis Is Becoming A More Popular Option In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Why In-Home Dialysis Is Becoming A More Popular Option In Hawaii

The treatment can help eliminate exhausting commutes and relieve overcrowding at a growing number of dialysis centers in the state.

A Coastal Road Connects These Patients To Dialysis. Climate Change Could Make That Harder Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

A Coastal Road Connects These Patients To Dialysis. Climate Change Could Make That Harder

Getting to and from dialysis is already a challenge for some rural Hawaii residents. Sea level rise is expected to make things worse.

Native Hawaiians Face High Rates Of Diabetes. That Means More Need For Dialysis Getty Images/iStockphoto

Native Hawaiians Face High Rates Of Diabetes. That Means More Need For Dialysis

The number of dialysis centers in the islands is increasing to meet the need as more patients suffer from kidney failure.