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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – June 2018Posted on June 8, 2018 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – June 2018 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (June 2018) 2018 Legislative Highlights of the Five-Month Session: All-payer claims database Licensure by endorsement Healthcare preceptorship tax credit Virtual dental home Support for Hawaii Opioid Task Force Ban on the pesticide Chlorpyrifos Ban on sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate Cesspool advisory coucil and grant program Support for those with intellectual and developmental […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – April 2018Posted on April 20, 2018 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – April 2018 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (April 2018) Recycle in Celebration of Earth Day April 22! As Earth Day 2018 nears, it’s a good time to reflect on recycling, particularly beverage and plastic water bottle containers which are responsible for pollution and negative effects on the environment and public health. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more. Walk […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – March 2018Posted on March 27, 2018 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – March 2018 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (March 2018) DOH Quality Assurance Coordinator Inducted Into UH Nursing Alumni Hall of Fame The University of Hawaii-Manoa Nursing Alumni Association has inducted Gloria Fernandez, Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) quality assurance coordinator, into its 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more. ‘Day at the Capitol’ Celebrates […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – December 2017Posted on December 20, 2017 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – December 2017 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (December 2017) DOH Employees Promote Healthy Living at Annual Kaimuki Christmas Parade Everybody loves a parade, the old saying goes, and perhaps none more so than a group of Department of Health (DOH) employees from the Diamond Head Health Center on Kilauea Avenue, who were among dozens of participants at the festive 71st […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – November 2017Posted on November 22, 2017 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – November 2017 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (Nov 2017) DOH Launches Oral Health Screening Initiative Aaaahhhh!!! That sound was heard early and often on Oct. 17 at The Towers at Kuhio Park in Kalihi, where the Department of Health (DOH) kicked off its statewide oral health screening project with a dental screening for children age 5 and under. Open the […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – September/October 2017Posted on October 20, 2017 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – September/October 2017 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (Sept/Oct 2017) DOH Expands ‘Choose Healthy Now’ Campaign Convenience food store chain 7-Eleven has joined Aloha Island Mart and KTA Superstores in providing healthier alternatives that satisfy customers’ snack and drink cravings. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more. The Aftermath of Suicide DOH Employee Finds Peace in the Midst of Grief […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – August 2017Posted on August 30, 2017 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – August 2017 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (August 2017) Hard Work Pays Off For DOH Medical Cannabis Registry and Dispensary Programs In early August, Maui Grown Therapies became the first medical cannabis dispensary to begin sales to qualifying patients on Maui when it received the green light from DOH. A few days later, DOH approved Aloha Green to begin selling […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – July 2017Posted on July 19, 2017 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – July 2017 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (July 2017) DOH Gains Upper Hand in Fight vs. Mosquitoes The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has reached several milestones in its efforts to eliminate mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya in Hawaii. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more. SLD Program Manager Rebecca Sciulli Receives Award The Association of […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – June 2017Posted on June 7, 2017 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – June 2017 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (June 2017) Message From the Director It’s hard to believe that the year is nearly halfway over. So far, 2017 has been a busy year for our department but with your dedication and hard work, we have been able to meet the many challenges that have come our way. Open the attached newsletter […]
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Ola Lokahi Newsletter – May 2017Posted on May 9, 2017 in Ola LokahiOla Lokahi Newsletter – May 2017 post thumbnail
Ola Lokahi (May 2017) What You Should Know About Rat Lungworm Disease By now, you’ve head of Rat Lungworm (RLW) disease which has been a high-profile story reported by the local, national and international news media. To date, DOH has confirmed 14 cases of RLW in Hawaii so far this year. Open the attached newsletter […]
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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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