Ola Lokahi Newsletter – August 2017Posted on Aug 30, 2017 in Ola Lokahi
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 medical cannabis to registered patients and their caregivers on Oahu. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
State Unveils Plan to Stop Spread of Rat Lungworm Disease
Gov. David Ige, together with DOH and the HDOA, recently announced the state’s plans to prevent the spread of rat lungworm disease. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Public Health Nurses Promote Proper Handwashing to Prevent Disease
The DOH Public Health Nursing Branch (PHNB) recently teamed up with the Hawaii Literacy Program to teach children at Mayor Wright Homes how to properly wash their hands to avoid getting or spreading germs. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Developmental Disabilities Division Launches New CLS Program
The Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) has announced the launch of Community Learning Services (CLS)–a new initiative that enables Medicaid beneficiaries to actively explore and engage in chosen community activities and social roles, rather than remain in segregated settings or isolation at home. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
EMS & Injury Prevention Branch Hosts Ocean Safety Conference
Ocean safety and the role of lifeguards in Hawaii over the past century were at forefront of the 2017 Drowning Prevention & Ocean Safety Conference sponsored by the Hawaii Department of Health, City & County of Honolulu and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.