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Dan Galanis, epidemiologist for the Department of Health’s Injury Prevention and Control Section discusses drug overdose deaths among Hawaii’s residents with The Star-Advertiser. “In the five-year period through 2013, the number of fatalities for residents 60 and older totaled 132, a 288 percent increase from the five-year period through 2003, according to data from the ...
Read More Addiction leads to tragic ends by The Star-Advertiser

Community Enrichment Through Storytelling: How your Stories Build Connection and Provide Direction Please register for the special day-long free training entitled: “Community Enrichment Through Storytelling: How your Stories Build Connection and Provide Direction” The Presenter is Jay Golden, Storyteller Trainer and Co-founder of Wakingstar. Please do not miss this exciting training about community enrichment through ...
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ASIST:Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training ASIST is a suicide prevention training. Requiring two full days of participation, it is a very interactive and informative workshop. It prepares those in the community who are willing and able to be a caregiver by teaching them how to conduct a suicide risk assessment and establish a safety plan ...
Read More Be a part of Hawaiʻi’s suicide prevention and awareness efforts!

Dan Galanis, epidemiologist for the Department of Health’s Injury Prevention and Control Section discusses falls injury data and local prevention efforts with Mid Week Hawaii. Dan Galanis, the state Department of Health’s numbers man | Lawrence Tabudlo photo   “Hawaii averages 85 seniors (65 and older) who die in falls every year. Another 1,960 are ...
Read More Hawaii’s Falling Epidemic By MidWeekHawaii

Note: for more information on the 2014-2015 training schedule contact: [email protected] safeTALK:Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe This three‐hour workshop will prepare you to recognize and support a person with thoughts of suicide. You will become a “safeTALK‐trained suicide alert helper,” which will allow you to move beyond the common tendency to dismiss or avoid suicide. ...
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR LINDA ROSEN, MD, MPH DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2014 14-018 SENIOR FALL PREVENTION CAMPAIGN BEGINS MAY 29 HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawaii Fall Prevention Consortium in collaboration with AARP, FOODLAND Supermarkets, TIMES Supermarkets, MINA Pharmacies, KTA Superstores, and the Hawaii ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: SENIOR FALL PREVENTION CAMPAIGN BEGINS MAY 29

Tai Chi for Arthritis Fall Prevention Workshop An evidence-based program that is supported by the Center for Disease Control to improve balance, this Sun Style tai chi protocol was created by Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patience White of the Arthritis Foundation. It is used in facilities worldwide to ...
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The Hawaii Poison Hotline is part of a national poison prevention network. The hotline number connects you directly to specially trained pharmacists and nurses to help manage poison exposure and answer poison related questions. The 2013 Hawaii Annual Report (PDF 265KB) summarizes the latest Hawaii Poison Hotline findings from the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug ...
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Note: for more information on the 2014-2015 training schedule contact: [email protected]   safeTALK:Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe This three‐hour workshop will prepare you to recognize and support a person with thoughts of suicide. You will become a “safeTALK‐trained suicide alert helper,” which will allow you to move beyond the common tendency to dismiss or avoid ...
Read More Interested in Attending Suicide Intervention Trainings?

NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 14, 2014 Governor Names Dr. Linda Rosen as Department of Health Director  HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Dr. Linda Rosen as director of the Department of Health (DOH), effective immediately. Dr. Rosen’s appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation. “Linda has more than ...
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