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CMS approves Hawaii’s 1115 waiver extension

Emily Boerger | Aug 1, 2019 | Hawaii

Pilot program achieves 62% reduction in ER visits in its first year

Emily Boerger | Jul 19, 2019 | Hawaii

A new pilot program through the Oahu Healthcare Partnership is finding success in its first year. The project aims to reduce the number of avoidable emergency room visits by identifying frequent users of the ER and targeting them with interventions. So far, the program has achieved a 62% reduction in...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Laura Esslinger, AlohaCare

Laura Lundberg | Jul 19, 2019 | Hawaii

Laura Esslinger is the CEO of AlohaCare. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss preventative medicine.   "Well, we recently did a community reinvestment program called Waiwai Ola. And the purpose of that was to focus on some of these key areas where we want...[ Read More ]

Lt. Gov. Josh Green on the H4 project

Laura Lundberg | Jul 15, 2019 | Hawaii

Hawaii Public Radio hosted Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, to discuss homelessness in Hawaii and the H4 project, a new clinic and housing center that serves the chronic homeless population in Oahu. Below are Josh Green’s comments on the project.      HPR: Talking today with Lieutenant Governor Josh Green about...[ Read More ]

Caroline Cadirao appointed as director of the state’s Executive Office on Aging

| Jul 10, 2019 | Hawaii

Gov. David Ige has appointed Caroline Cadirao as the director of the State of Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging. With nearly 20 years of program management experience with the Executive Office on Aging, Cadirao now leads the agency in charge of coordinating a statewide system of elder care and caregiver...[ Read More ]

Gov. Ige signs health bills, warns of vetoes for others

Emily Boerger | Jun 27, 2019 | Hawaii

This week, Governor David Ige signed a series of health-related bills into law. The extensive list of bills covers issues related to Kupuna Care, homelessness, mental health, and telehealth.     Gov. Ige signed five bills aimed at improving care for Kupuna during a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday. “I’ve...[ Read More ]

Hawaii’s rank on Kids Count child well-being report

Laura Lundberg | Jun 19, 2019 | Hawaii

The 2019 KIDS Count Data Book, published by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, is the 30th edition release. The report, released Monday, digs into data regarding child well-being. The data measures 16 indicators under four different tracks to determine the status of a child’s well-being. The four tracks are: economic...[ Read More ]

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