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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – February 2017Posted on February 21, 2017 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – February 2017 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (Feb 2017) Good Health! It’s Everyone’s Kuleana When it comes to health, the playing field is not even. There are many in our islands that do not enjoy good health because of their socioeconomic conditions or geographical location that prevent access to quality care and healthful living. Open the attached newsletter pdf to […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – December 2016Posted on January 3, 2017 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – December 2016 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (Dec 2016) A Message from Virginia Pressler, MD, Director of Health A Year of Outstanding Teamwork. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more about our 2016 year. Physical Health Fight the Bite Campaign Rethink Your Drink Hepatitis A Outbreak Medical Marijuana Comprehensive Tobacco Control Policies Alcohol Abuse Screening Hawaii Smiles Mental Health […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – November 2016Posted on November 30, 2016 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – November 2016 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (Nov 2016) A Message from Virginia Pressler, MD, Director of Health Healthy Holidays to You and Your Family! Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more. Thaddeus Pham Receives HAH’s 2016 Public Health Award Congratulations to Thaddeus Pham, Adult Viral Hepatitis Coordinator with the Hawaii Department of Health, who received the Public Health […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – October 2016Posted on October 24, 2016 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – October 2016 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (Oct 2016) “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign: Nothing is Sweeter Than a Healthy Life! The Department of Health’s newest “Rethink Your Drink” television commercial is now airing statewide through the end of the year. The goal is to teach Hawaii teenagers about the dangers of drinking too many sugary drinks, so that they reduce […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – September 2016Posted on September 8, 2016 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – September 2016 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (Sept 2016) Department of Health’s Strategic Plan Focuses on Social Determinants of Health The neighborhood you live in determines your health status and how long you will live. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more. Department of Health Demonstrates Responsiveness The Hawaii Department of Health’s food safety inspection program, headed by Peter […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – July 2016Posted on July 22, 2016 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – July 2016 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (July 2016) International Accreditation for the professionals in the Adult Mental Health Division/Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) and Clubhouses CARF International recently recognized the work of these professionals and granted them statewide accreditation for the first time. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more. Keeping Kupuna Safe! Statewide Fall Prevention Campaign Now […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – May 2016Posted on May 26, 2016 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – May 2016 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (May 2016) Public Health Nursing: Big Tasks that Require Big Hearts This month, healthcare organizations celebrated National Nurses Week from May 6 to 12. The Hawaii Department of Health is proud of all of its nurses, and will be highlighting their contributions to the community throughout the year, starting this month with our […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – April 2016Posted on May 20, 2016 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – April 2016 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi PDF (April 2016)   10-Year Master Plan Being Implemented Demolition of Hawaii State Hospital’s Goddard Building Underway   The Goddard Building, located at the top of Hawaii State Hospital’s campus in Kaneohe, is being demolished to clear the way for a brand new, 144-bed forensic facility. Kaneohe resident Kahu Wendell Kalanikapuaenui Silva conducted […]
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A Healthy Holiday TipPosted on December 23, 2015 in Ola LokahiA Healthy Holiday Tip post thumbnail
As we enter the holiday season and usher in the New Year, we can become agents of wellness by introducing beneficial choices at your next pot luck with friends, family or co-workers. Instead of bringing food or beverages that are high in fat, salt or sugar, consider bringing enticing salads and entrees that are low […]
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Hawaii Named Healthiest State in the Nation…But There’s Still Has Room for ImprovementPosted on December 23, 2015 in Ola LokahiHawaii Named Healthiest State in the Nation…But There’s Still Has Room for Improvement post thumbnail
Hawaii was recently named the healthiest state in the nation for the fourth consecutive year, based on statistical data gathered by the United Health Foundation in collaboration with the American Public Health Association. The 26th annual America’s Health Rankings was published on Dec. 10, 2015 and is the longest-running annual assessment of America’s health, starting […]
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In Time for the Holidays: Hawaii State Department of Health Completes More than 10,000 Inspections of Food Service EstablishmentsPosted on December 23, 2015 in Ola LokahiIn Time for the Holidays: Hawaii State Department of Health Completes More than 10,000 Inspections of Food Service Establishments post thumbnail
In the Islands, the holiday season is a time for parties and potlucks with family, friends, and colleagues, with lots of food. That means celebrating at restaurants, more catering, and take-out food for holiday gatherings. The good news is that consumers can have greater peace of mind this holiday season. The Hawaii Department of Health […]
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Kauai District Health Officer Dr. Dileep Bal to Receive Award for Outstanding Government ServicePosted on December 23, 2015 in Ola LokahiKauai District Health Officer Dr. Dileep Bal  to Receive Award for Outstanding Government Service post thumbnail
Congratulations to Dr. Dileep Bal who will be honored by the American Medical Association (AMA) on Feb. 23 in Washington D.C. as the recipient of the 2016 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service in the category of Outstanding Career Public Servant at the Local Level. The awards, presented to local, state and federal […]
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Public Health Nurses March in Christmas ParadePosted on December 23, 2015 in Ola LokahiPublic Health Nurses March in Christmas Parade post thumbnail
The East Honolulu public health nurses recently marched in the 2015 Kaimuki Christmas parade and cheerfully gave out toothbrushes instead of candy. The toothbrushes were donated by the department’s Planning Office and Family Health Services Division Hawaii Smiles Project. The community appreciated the healthy gift and the reminder that dental health is a critical component […]
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Hawaii State Hospital Announces Updated Master PlanPosted on September 24, 2015 in Ola LokahiHawaii State Hospital Announces Updated Master Plan post thumbnail
(Watch a video about the Hawaii State Hospital at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkNFtpi8ZDI) The Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe, which for more than a decade has been challenged with overcrowded patient conditions, an ever-increasing number of high-risk patients, and concerns about employee safety, now has a solution to address these issues. The Hawaii State Department of Health has […]
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New EMS Chief: Dr. Alvin C. BronsteinPosted on September 24, 2015 in Ola LokahiNew EMS Chief: Dr. Alvin C. Bronstein post thumbnail
From the time Alvin C. Bronstein, MD, FACEP joined the Hawaii State Department of Health as the new chief of the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch on Aug. 31, he has been fully immersed in carrying on the branch’s goal of reducing trauma-related deaths, injuries, and permanent long-term disability and improving trauma […]
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