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5 Things Hawaii: Mental health solutions, Economic forecast, Broadband funding

| Jun 3, 2021 | Hawaii

Every bright summer day seems like one more day we are closer to having the pandemic behind us. Yet, I'm getting this feeling that the post-COVID economy is going to be too fast and too furious for my liking. The WSJ says "The economic recovery is here. It's unlike anything you've...[ Read More ]

Video and highlights for "5 Slides: Raising awareness of mental health solutions"

| Jun 2, 2021 | Hawaii

May was mental health awareness month and the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn has caused widespread despair and feelings of vulnerability. As part of our “5 Slides we’re discussing” series, State of Reform hosted three experts in mental health solutions. In this conversation, Dr. Josh Green, lieutenant governor for...[ Read More ]

Strategies to address the COVID-19 disparities among Pacific Islander communities

| Jun 2, 2021 | Hawaii

A report by the Hawaii Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission outlined ways the Biden administration and local leaders can help address the disparities felt by Pacific Islander communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.     In a report released in March by the Hawaii Department of Health, Pacific...[ Read More ]

Increasing vaccination rates upgrade Hawaii's economic forecast

| May 26, 2021 | Hawaii

Economic conditions in Hawaii are improving, thanks to a strong vaccine rollout locally and nationally, as well as the dominant U.S. visitor market outperforming expectations.  According to a new forecast for the State of Hawaii from the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO), total visitor arrivals will climb to...[ Read More ]

State's microbiologists provide genomic virus data to shape future pandemic response

| May 20, 2021 | Hawaii

A team of about a dozen microbiologists and other professionals has been on an important mission for more than a year: to collect and analyze data on the coronavirus to help epidemiologists determine how best to respond to the ongoing pandemic.     They’re part of a genomic surveillance project...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Governor announces state will maintain mask rules

| May 14, 2021 | Hawaii

In a rejection of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance, Hawaii Governor David Ige announced Thursday that the state will continue to require masks when within six feet of people who aren’t a member of their household.     Ige said in a press conference he doesn’t feel comfortable...[ Read More ]

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