Ola Lokahi Newsletter – October 2016Posted on Oct 24, 2016 in Ola Lokahi
“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 their consumption of these beverages and choose water instead. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Division Receives $8.4 Million Federal Grant
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Division of the Hawaii State Department of Health recently received an $8.4 million federal grant to launch a large-scale, integrated substance abuse treatment program that will involve a number of community partners. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Meet Our New Family Health Services Chief
Matthew Shim is putting his extensive public health experience that he gained in the U.S. Air Force to use in a new way. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Keiki Dental Survey Shows Need for Improvements
The Hawaii State Department of Health’s recently released “Hawaii Smiles” statewide survey confirmed Hawaii’s children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the nation, but offered a roadmap to improve the oral health of Hawaii children. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.