State of Hawaii

November 7th (Thursday) 2019 – Maui Suicide Prevention Luncheon (flyer attached) Organized by Mental Health America of Hawai‛i, to benefit MHAH operations on Maui. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. @ Kahili Golf Course, Wailuku POC – Maui Office of Mental Health America of Hawai‛i (maui@mentalhealthhawaii.org) flyer_maui-luncheon_191017

Attend the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium!

The 2017 State of Hawaii Drowning Prevention and Ocean Safety Conference “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Life guarding on Oahu” will be held on July 27-28, 2017 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Topics include The Impact of Global Warming on Hawaii Beaches, Snorkeling Related Drownings in Hawaii, Spinal Cord Injuries in the Aquatic Environment and ...
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  The Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammie Healani Hoapili Smith, MPH as the  and Public Health Educator for the Branch’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) grant for the study and prevention of opioid abuse.  Tammie is a ...
Read More New Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) Grant Coordinator: Tammie Healani Hoapili Smith, MPH

Wendi Wagner RN BA MN Trauma Program Manager at Kona Community Hospital   In February 2017, the National Safety Council released preliminary data on motor vehicle deaths in the U.S.  Data indicate that vehicular deaths increased 6% in 2015, making the nationwide two-year total increase a staggering 14%. In Hawaii, the death certificate data reflects ...
Read More Hawaii County Hospitals and Trauma Centers Collaborated on Summer Safety Campaign

 Lisa Kimura – Executive Director Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) is happy to  announce free comprehensive safe sleep education program, Hawaii Cribs for Kids, available on all islands! The program provides safe sleep education based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, and a free GRACO Pack N Play® travel crib for families who ...
Read More Sleep Education Works to Reduce Sleep-Related Injuries

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) received $870,000 in funding for three years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent overdose deaths related to prescription opioids as part of the Prescription Drug Overdose: Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI). The funding allocated through ...
Read More Hawaii received CDC funding to evaluate prevention of opioid misuse, abuse and overdose

Youth Leaders Empowered at 2016 Hawaii Children and Youth Summit JoB Balberde-Kamalii, Deb Goebert and Mara J. Pike, YLC Planning Team and Supportive Adults The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) established in 2015 is an important voice for youth at the annual Children and Youth Summit. The statewide YLC provides an opportunity to inform statewide suicide ...
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The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) received a total of $1.2 million for a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) to address injury and violence in Hawaii.  Hawaii is one of ...
Read More Hawaii Receives CDC Funding to Prevent Injury and Violence

The Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems Branch is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tiffany S. Lightfoot RN, BSN, MS as our new State Trauma Program Coordinator. Ms. Lightfoot has many years of experience as a paramedic and emergency department nurse with the Hawaii pre-hospital emergency and trauma systems. Most recently, she ...
Read More New State Trauma Program Coordinator: Tiffany S. Lightfoot RN, BSN, MS