Office of the Deputy Director of Health

Deputy Director: Valerie M. Kato
Phone: (808) 586-4412

The Deputy Director of Health heads the DOH administrative offices which oversee the Administrative Services Office, Personnel Office, District Health Offices in Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai counties, Health Information Systems Office, Affirmative Action Office and the Planning, Policy, and Program Development Office. In addition, the Deputy oversees the Office of Health Status Monitoring which registers and issues marriage, birth and death certificates and collects and analyzes data in order to assess the health status of Hawaii’s multi-ethnic population.

Administrative Offices

Administrative Services Office (ASO)
Phone: (808) 586-4550
ASO provides departmental management of budgets, financial matters, and capital improvements. The office oversees the expenditures of more than 80 programs of DOH.

Health Information Systems Office (HISO)
Phone: (808) 586-4450
HISO oversees all information technology (IT) systems, projects, and initiatives of DOH and manages the resources to support them. HISO operates and maintains the IT communications infrastructure of the Department which consist of over 3,000 PC’s and a wide area network linking DOH health centers and offices via high speed internet connection. HISO also directs and coordinates all IT matters within DOH and between DOH and other state and county agencies, health care providers, the Federal Government, and commercial software and hardware vendors.

Human Resources Office (HRO)
Phone: (808) 586-4520
The Human Resources Office is responsible for human resources management and administration. It provides services to all levels of management in attaining program objectives. Services are provided to employees to develop and maintain high morale and good employee relations. Major functional areas of performance are labor relations, position classification and compensation, recruitment and examination, training and employee relations, employee benefits/transactions, and workers’ compensation and safety.

Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM)
Phone: (808) 586-4600
OHSM collects, processes, analyzes and disseminates relevant, population-based data in a timely fashion in order to assess the health status of Hawaii’s population and to fulfill health statistics legal requirements. The office also provides to the department, vital statistics, demographic and health data for use in identifying state and community health trends, identifying population groups at risk for serious health problems and evaluating program effectiveness. Other OHSM activities include: maintaining health surveys for the purpose of collecting data on health conditions not otherwise monitored within the state yet needed to analyze health status; disseminating information through published reports and through visual presentations such as charts, graphs and maps. coordinating the integration and linkage of departmental data bases with external data bases. The office also provides a repository for vital event records with the state such as births, deaths and marriages and to provide copies to the general public on a timely basis. The Office also issues marriage licenses as well as marriage, birth and death certificates.

Office of Planning, Policy and Program Development (OPPPD)
Phone: (808) 586-4188
OPPPD develops legislation and administrative rules for the Department. It is also responsible for project development, strategic planning, data gathering, and research and analysis.

Office of Affirmative Action (OAA)
Phone: (808) 586-4614
OAA monitors to prevent unlawful service and employment discrimination in the Department.

District Health Offices
The DHOs represent the Department on the neighbor islands. They provide coordination, administrative support, and are engaged in community organization, planning, and consensus building.

Hawaii District Health Office – Phone: (808) 974-6006
State Office Building
75 Aupuni Street, #201
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Kauai District Health Office – Phone: (808) 241-3495
Lihue Health Center
3040 Umi Street
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766

Maui District Health Office – Phone: (808) 984-8200
State Office Building
54 High Street, #301
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii 96793