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Hawaii leads nation in rising Covid hospitalizations, report finds

| May 12, 2022 | Hawaii

Several states are starting to see an uptick in Covid cases and hospitalizations leading up to the summer months. Over the last two weeks, Hawaii experienced a 64% increase in Covid hospitalizations, according to a recent update from Becker’s Hospital Review.      The figure puts Hawaii in the lead...[ Read More ]

Hawaii ranks first in health, last in economic well-being in COVID policy analysis

| Apr 19, 2022 | Hawaii

Hawaii’s unique geography significantly impacted the economic and public health effects of COVID-related policies, a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research found.  Hawaii had the lowest COVID-related deaths per capita and the lowest COVID mortality rate in the country. However, it also ranked last (51st) in economic...[ Read More ]

Department of Health will halt daily COVID case reporting

| Mar 18, 2022 | Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday that it would stop its daily reporting of COVID cases, switching to weekly reports instead.  COVID case rates have rapidly declined in Hawaii, falling from 324 new cases per day during the peak of the omicron variant in mid-January to eight new...[ Read More ]

Video: How COVID has changed our health care system

| Feb 23, 2022 | Federal, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan

Health leaders from three corners of the country reflected on their experiences addressing the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years at the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. Discussions on the importance of addressing disparities with data, workforce reform, and more took place at the “How COVID...[ Read More ]

Keynote: Health care’s role in Hawaii’s economic outlook

| Jan 26, 2022 | Hawaii

Representing unique perspectives on Hawaii’s economic landscape, three executives shared their thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the state’s welfare and communities at our recent 2022 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Ray Vara, president and CEO of Hawaii Pacific Health, John Fink, CEO of Aloha...[ Read More ]

Following the money for Hawaii's aging population

Nicole Pasia | Dec 21, 2021 | Hawaii

Hawaii’s kupuna, or elderly population, has faced serious risks during the COVID-19 pandemic, not only from infection of the virus, but also loss of community and access to care as the state locked down. As the state population continues to age, policymakers are reassessing where to allocate federal and state...[ Read More ]