Update

In June 2020, in response to the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests, the Harm Reduction Services Branch released a statement of our commitment to racial equity. During these extraordinary and unsettling times, we still struggle to find the words to express our outrage, despair, and sadness. We are watching ...
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In March 2022, the members of the Hawai’i SGM Workgroup released the third edition of the Hawai’i SGM Services Directory. This is an opt-in directory of organizations and individuals (including but not limited to the healthcare sector) providing identity-affirming services for sexual and gender minorities. As more service providers share information, the directory will be ...
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In January 2021, the HHS National Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan: A Roadmap to Elimination for the United States (2021-2025) was released. Importantly, the Goals and Objectives of the plan align with our own local Hep Free 2030 strategy, developed in collaboration with our partners at Hep Free Hawai’i. To understand how to make national impact ...
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Gender Neutral State IDs

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in Featured, Update

As of July 1, 2020, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is providing a new gender option for State Identification cards, driver’s licenses, and commercial driver’s licenses. Those seeking to apply, renew, or obtain a duplicate credential can now choose “X” or “Not Specified” in the gender category instead of the binary “M” (Male) or ...
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HRSB Statement on Racial Equity

Posted on Jun 8, 2020 in Featured, Update

During these extraordinary and unsettling times, we struggle to find the words to express our outrage, despair, and sadness. We are watching lives and generations being lost, and Black Lives Matter. The mission of the Harm Reduction Services Branch is to empower people in Hawai‘i to make responsible health decisions for themselves and others by: Providing ...
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