Improving and adding to our community is just as important to HMSA as your health care. In addition to the many health programs, classes, and events HMSA hosts, we’re also honored to recognize those in the community who stand above the rest. Currently, there are two programs that recognize our youth in the community: the HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program and the HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest.
The Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program promotes physical activity at Hawaii high schools, rewards achievements of student athletes, and supports education for coaches. Athletics, academics, sportsmanship, and community service are key program elements. HMSA sponsors this program in partnership with the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.
The Teen Video Awards Contest recognizes tech-savvy creative students who write, shoot, and edit their own public service announcements on health-related topics. Winners and their schools receive prize money to purchase video equipment or software and winning PSAs are aired on local television stations.