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What They're Watching: Kealoha Fox, PhD

Emily Boerger | May 4, 2020 | Hawaii

Kealoha Fox, PhD, is the Native Hawaiian Cultural Liaison at AlohaCare, where she oversees the health plan’s partnerships and initiatives to enhance care for Native Hawaiian members. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss health equity in Hawaii.     “I'm really passionate about health...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Beth Giesting on Hawaii's economy and Gov. Ige's proposed 20% cut to public employee salaries

Emily Boerger | Apr 29, 2020 | Hawaii

Beth Giesting is the Director of the Hawai'i Budget & Policy Center. In a recent blog post titled "Avoid public sector cuts at all costs during a recession," Giesting spoke out against Gov. Ige's proposal to cut state workers' salaries by 20% due to the state revenue shortfalls stemming from...[ Read More ]

New wave of federal funds heads to Hawaii

Emily Boerger | Apr 24, 2020 | Hawaii

US Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz announced this week the next wave of federal funding slated for Hawaii in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money comes from several federal agencies and will be used to increase testing and tracing, support rural hospitals, and expand access to substance abuse...[ Read More ]

House select committee's fourth meeting looks at COVID-19 testing, business support, and leadership moving forward

| Apr 14, 2020 | Hawaii

The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness held its fourth informational briefing today, focusing on plans to reopen Hawaiʻi’s economy post coronavirus, the benefits and limitations of virus testing, and federal support for local businesses and the state. Committee member and Executive Director of the Economic Research...[ Read More ]

Adventist Health acquires Blue Zones as part of transformation into catalyst for overall community health and wellbeing

| Apr 8, 2020 | California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

Adventist Health today announced that it has acquired Blue Zones®, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. The organization’s work in over 50 communities across America has been credited with double-digit drops in obesity, smoking and Body Mass Index,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Gov. Ige's leadership, Re-opening the economy, Dr. Scott Grosskreutz

| Apr 8, 2020 | Hawaii

We have launched two new daily emails for you if you are interested in tracking our coverage at the nexus of health care and health policy even further. One afternoon newsletter covers our reporting on COVID, while an early morning newsletter gives you a run down of all of our daily reporting at...[ Read More ]

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