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Honolulu Mayor releases strategy plan to address affordable housing

Laura Lundberg | May 31, 2019 | Hawaii

Homelessness and lack of affordable housing continue to be problems all across the country. With Hawaii’s high cost of living, 24.4% above the national average, homelessness is rapidly increasing and there are more and more collaborations jumping in to face it head-on. On Thursday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, released a...[ Read More ]

The Queen's Health Systems selects new CEO: Dr. Jill Hoggard Green

| May 23, 2019 | Hawaii

The Queen’s Health Systems [this month] announced the selection of Dr. Jill Hoggard Green as the statewide system’s new president and chief executive officer. A nationally acclaimed and highly-respected health care leader with 39 years of experience, Dr. Hoggard Green will join Queen’s in October of 2019, succeeding Art Ushijima....[ Read More ]

New report ranks Hawaii first in the nation for senior health

Emily Boerger | May 22, 2019 | Hawaii

America’s Health Rankings’ 2019 Senior Report shows Hawaii leading the nation as the healthiest state for seniors. The report ranks each individual state on thirty-four core measurements. The measurements evaluate determinants of health such as behaviors, community and environment factors, health policy, and measurements related to clinical care. The report’s...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. Roz Baker on the 2019 session and what's next in Hawaii's health policy conversation

Emily Boerger | May 17, 2019 | Hawaii

Senator Roz Baker is the Chair of the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Heath Committee in the Hawaii State Legislature. Sen. Baker represents Senate District 6 in South and West Maui and has over 25 years of experience serving as a Maui legislator. We caught up with Senator Baker a...[ Read More ]

Rep. Mizuno selected as member of the Council of State Governments' national Healthy States Task Force Subcommittee

| May 14, 2019 | Hawaii

Representative John M. Mizuno has been selected to participate on a subcommittee of The Council of State Governments’ national Healthy States Task Force.   “The CSG Healthy States National Task Force will bring together a diverse group of state policymakers to explore ways states can best meet the challenges presented...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A with Rep. Belatti, Vaccine exemptions, Winnie Suen

| May 10, 2019 | Hawaii

A big mahalo to Emily Boerger, Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and Emily Viles, who together make up our content team with me at State of Reform! With your support, through your conference attendance and participation, State of Reform continues to grow in an era of shrinking newsrooms. So, a big mahalo...[ Read More ]

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