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Herd immunity: Hawaii at odds on including people who already got COVID-19

| Jul 28, 2021 | Hawaii

Hawaii health leaders are discussing whether to consider individuals previously infected with COVID-19 as part of the state's immune population. As of Wednesday, Hawaii is 59.8% fully vaccinated, according to the Department of Health (DOH). While this is significantly higher than the national average (49.3%), Hawaii is still shy of...[ Read More ]

Hawaii may not reach vaccination benchmark to lift travel restrictions before July 4

| Jun 23, 2021 | Hawaii

With a potential influx of visitors coming into Hawaii around July 4, Gov. David Ige said it is unlikely the state will lift COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements by then. At least 60 percent of the state must be fully vaccinated before lifting the testing requirements. As of Wednesday, 57...[ Read More ]

Video and highlights for "5 Slides: Raising awareness of mental health solutions"

| Jun 2, 2021 | Hawaii

May was mental health awareness month and the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn has caused widespread despair and feelings of vulnerability. As part of our “5 Slides we’re discussing” series, State of Reform hosted three experts in mental health solutions. In this conversation, Dr. Josh Green, lieutenant governor for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Budget bill, 5 Slides video, Steve Robertson

| Jul 1, 2020 | Hawaii

Welcome to the second half of 2020! I appreciate very much your taking the time to read our stuff, to hear from our guests, and to forward this newsletter to other folks you think might want to subscribe. Our broader ohana in Hawaii, made up of everyone of you that follows...[ Read More ]

Video & highlights from "Leadership Series: A Conversation with Lt. Gov. Josh Green, MD"

Emily Boerger | Jun 24, 2020 | Hawaii

On Tuesday, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green, MD, joined State of Reform President DJ Wilson for a one-on-one conversation as part of our new “Leadership Series.” Prior to being elected lieutenant governor in 2018, Green was the Hawaii State Senator from the 3rd district from 2009 to 2018 and Hawaii...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Med-QUEST update, Modernizing public health, Aimee Grace

| Jun 3, 2020 | Hawaii

“We have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times… What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the...[ Read More ]