Family Health Services Division Programs and COVID-19 Update

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Resource List for Children age 0-5 years and Their Families
DHS, DOH, DOE, & EOEL Programs that Support Children’s Health and Development
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Children with Special Health Needs Branch (CSHNB) is working to assure that all children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) will reach optimal health, growth, and development, by improving access to a coordinated system of family-centered health care services and improving outcomes, through systems development, assessment, assurance, education, collaborative partnerships, and family support.

Goals for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs:

  • Community-based services
  • Access to medical home
  • Adequate insurance
  • Early continuous screening
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Families as partners


Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Section promotes family-centered, community-based comprehensive, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs from 0-20 years.  This section includes the Children with Special Health Needs Program.

Early Intervention Section provides early intervention services for children age 0-3 years who are developmentally delayed, biologically at risk, or environmentally at risk.

Genomics Section promotes the prevention, detection, and treatment of genetic disorders, and provides genetics education for the professional and general community.

Healthy Child Care Hawaii

Hi‘ilei Developmental Screening Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Early Language Working Group