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Hawai‘i DOH awarded additional $2 million in federal grant funds to continue opioid crisis prevention efforts

| Mar 22, 2019 | Hawaii

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has received $2,107,130 in federal grant funds, in addition to an initial $8 million grant received last year, to address and prevent the opioid crisis in Hawai‘i. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced this second installment of funding for state...[ Read More ]

Hawai‘i State Hospital Administrator William May plans to leave his post

| Mar 4, 2019 | Hawaii

This press release was provided by the Hawaii Department of Health. William May, who joined Hawai‘i State Hospital in July 2014, will leave his post in early May to coincide with the end of the legislative session, announced Dr. Bruce Anderson, state health director. “Despite the growing census at the...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Department of Health receives $3.9 million federal grant for home visiting program to support families

| Oct 31, 2018 | Hawaii

One way to ensure keiki have a good start in life is to ensure families have access to a wide range of resources and supports while raising their children. Having trained home visitors support new parents and families has been proven to improve the health of mothers and their children,...[ Read More ]

Hawai‘i Department of Health approves first dispensary on Kaua‘i to begin retail sales of medical cannabis

| May 23, 2018 | Hawaii

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Green Aloha, Ltd. dba Have a Heart after the Kaua‘i dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection of its retail facility. Have a Heart is the sixth licensed medical cannabis dispensary...[ Read More ]

Gavin Uchida named Hawaii Department of Health’s dental director

| Sep 28, 2017 | Hawaii

Gavin Uchida, DDS, MBA has been named dental director for the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) to lead programs that improve the oral health of adults and children across the state, including those in medically underserved communities. The dental director position and long-standing oral health programs were eliminated in...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Department of Health receives $3.04 million federal grant for treatment of adolescent substance abuse and mental health disorders

| Jun 6, 2017 | Hawaii

The Hawaii State Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) has received a $3.04 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide funding over four years for the treatment of adolescents and transitional aged youth...[ Read More ]