State leaders are focusing on a data-driven response to improve care for people struggling with substance abuse in Hawaii. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) within the Department of Health recently launched a webinar series to review the Hawai‘i State Plan for a Data Driven System of Care on Substance Use.     The … Read more

Hawaii legislators are working to pass dozens of health bills in preparation for the second decking deadline on April 8th. Recent movement in the legislature included bills that address telehealth, substance use, and the rural health workforce.     Health insurance coverage and reimbursement Several bills were referred to the House Committee on Health, Human … Read more

Harm reduction advocates are calling for actions that place the health, safety, and dignity of drug users at the center of the discussion.  Nikos Leverenz, president and Board of Directors at Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii and grants and advancement manager for the Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center (HHHRC), authored a recent statement on … Read more