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What They're Watching: Carl Hinson, Hawaii Pacific Health

Emily Boerger | Apr 2, 2019 | Hawaii

$28 million in federal funds awarded to community health centers across Hawaii

Emily Boerger | Apr 1, 2019 | Hawaii

Last week, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz announced $28,750,365 in new federal funds for 14 community health centers (CHCs) across Hawaii. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program.     Community health centers are...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Legislature provides additional $60 million for Big Island disaster relief

| Apr 1, 2019 | Hawaii

Knowing the tremendous need of Big Island residents following the devastating Kilauea eruption that destroyed homes, farms, and infrastructure last year, lawmakers moved quickly this session to provide financial support by passing HB 1180 HD1.     During a press conference [on Friday], Big Island lawmakers talked about the road to...[ Read More ]

Committee passes resolution to study community-based mental health treatment services

Emily Boerger | Mar 27, 2019 | Hawaii

Hawaii’s Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health recently held a public hearing on SR 73, a resolution to form a task force to study the feasibility of creating new centers for community-based mental health and substance abuse treatment services on Oahu.     Specifically, the resolution directs the...[ Read More ]

Hawai‘i DOH awarded additional $2 million in federal grant funds to continue opioid crisis prevention efforts

| Mar 22, 2019 | Hawaii

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has received $2,107,130 in federal grant funds, in addition to an initial $8 million grant received last year, to address and prevent the opioid crisis in Hawai‘i. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced this second installment of funding for state...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Chang, Trish La Chica, Assisted Community Treatment

| Mar 7, 2019 | Hawaii

State of Reform is very much a team effort. You see that at our conferences, as well as in the community that leads Hawaii health care.  The same is true with this newsletter.  While my name is at the top of this email, this is a product of a number...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Hawaii Sen. Stanley Chang on health care, housing, and bills this session

Sara Gentzler | Mar 7, 2019 | Hawaii

Sen. Stanley Chang represents Hawaii’s 9th Senatorial District, which includes the Honolulu neighborhoods of Hawai’i Kai, Kuli’ou’ou, Niu, 'Aina Haina, Wai’alae-Kahala, and Diamond Head. Chang is chair of the Senate Committee on Housing and Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health. For this interview, we...[ Read More ]

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