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

Emily Boerger | Apr 2, 2019 | Hawaii

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 ]

Medicaid dental care benefits legislation clears the Senate

Emily Boerger | Mar 5, 2019 | Hawaii

Adult Medicaid enrollees in Hawaii may soon receive expanded dental care benefits thanks to legislation recently passed off the State Senate Floor. Since 2009, dental coverage for adults enrolled in Hawaii’s Medicaid program has been limited to emergency care. But SB 467, introduced by Senators Russell Ruderman and Stanley Chang,...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Trish La Chica, Hawaii Public Health Institute

Emily Boerger | Mar 5, 2019 | Hawaii

Trish La Chica is the Policy and Advocacy Director at Hawaii Public Health Institute. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss tobacco control and prevention. “Going into this legislative session our main priority areas really continue to be tobacco control and prevention, particularly for our...[ Read More ]

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