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Topical Agenda for the 2022 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

| Nov 16, 2021 | Hawaii

The Topical Agenda for our 2022 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference on January 12 is now live! State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers – each working to improve our health care system in their own way – into a unified conversation in a...[ Read More ]

Ten new awards for Native Hawaiians in health and medicine

| Nov 12, 2021 | Hawaii

The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program congratulates ten (10) recipients of the 2021-2022 cohort of scholars. “We’re so pleased with the diversity of experiences in this cohort, says Dr. Donna-Marie Palakiko, director of Papa Ola Lōkahi’s health workforce development initiative, Mauli Ola Mālamalama. The recipients include four physicians, three are attending John...[ Read More ]

Leaders navigate vaccine hesitancy and the impact of COVID-19 on Native Hawaiians

| Nov 10, 2021 | Hawaii

State leaders are having more conversations about reopening Hawaii as residents continue to get vaccinated, but others say more should be done to assess the pandemic’s physical, economic, and social impact on Native Hawaiians. Civil Beat held a virtual conversation with three panelists on Tuesday to foster dialogue around the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/ Jill Tokuda, Medicaid redetermination, Youth mental health

| Nov 4, 2021 | Hawaii

Recent weeks have seen a flurry of election announcements for statewide positions. This month's edition of "5 Things" features a Q&A with former State Senator Jill Tokuda who recently announced she will again run for lieutenant governor. We'll reach out to more candidates in the coming months for conversations on...[ Read More ]

Battling isolation and building resilience: The future of child and family mental health in Hawaii

| Nov 3, 2021 | Hawaii

According to a December 2020 report from the Hawaii Department of Health’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD), suicide was the second-leading cause of death in young people in Hawaii. Experts say the pandemic and social isolation have further stressed mental health among kids and their families.     ...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Med-QUEST on upcoming eligibility redetermination: "It's our kuleana"

| Nov 3, 2021 | Hawaii

With the federal public health emergency (PHE) declaration and subsequent Medicaid disenrollment freeze set to end as soon as mid-January 2022, Med-QUEST is working to ensure the one in three Hawaii residents it serves will receive continuous health coverage.      Med-QUEST enrollments have increased 32% over the pandemic, bringing...[ Read More ]

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