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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 ]

Hawaii education system offers key link to solving the health workforce crisis

| Jan 7, 2022 | Hawaii

Hawaii’s health system continues to face dual strain from the COVID-19 pandemic and a significant workforce shortage. A recent report from the University of Hawaii (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine found a statewide shortage of up to 1,000 physicians—a deficit the report says would be “difficult to manage”...[ Read More ]

UH-DOH contact tracing program trains nearly 450 individuals

Emily Boerger | Jul 28, 2020 | Hawaii

The University of Hawaii last week announced its COVID-19 contact tracing training program had reached a new milestone. By Friday, the University of Hawaii-Hawaii State Department of Health (UH-DOH) training program had trained nearly 450 individuals who can now be activated by the Dept. of Health to trace COVID-19 contacts...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Aimee Grace, MD, University of Hawai’i System

Emily Boerger | Jun 1, 2020 | Hawaii

Aimee Grace, MD, MPH, is the Director of Health Science Policy at the University of Hawai’i System. In her role, Grace directs strategic health initiatives and federal affairs for the University of Hawai’i System and leads the UHealthy Hawai’i initiative. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching”...[ Read More ]

The trends affecting economic growth in Hawaii

Michael Goldberg | Dec 26, 2019 | Hawaii

A new report from the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii (UHERO), predicts that Hawaii’s economy will continue to grow in 2020 despite several challenges. The report’s lead authors, economists Carl Bonham, Byron Gangnes and Peter Fuleky found that while the global economy is mired in ongoing difficulty...[ Read More ]

Senator Hirono announces $6.5 million for state’s first cutting edge cancer research clinic

| Oct 23, 2019 | Hawaii

[Last week], Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced $6.5 million in federal grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support construction of a new clinical research center – the first of its kind in the state – at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center that will focus...[ Read More ]